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Fatal Vehicle / Pedestrian Crash - Highway 101 in Harbor
02/04/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A Central Point-area man died Wednesday night from injuries sustained when he was struck by a car while attempting to walk across Highway 101 in Harbor on the southern Oregon coast. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation.
 
According to OSP Sergeant Scott Punch, on February 3, 2010 at approximately 8:42 p.m. a 1990 Ford Tempo four-door driven by LARRY R. WATSON, age 57, from Crescent City, California was southbound in the left lane on Highway 101 near milepost 357 in Harbor. A pedestrian identified as LLOYD ANTHONY BELL SR., age 52, from Central Point, was attempting to cross the highway from a shopping center area on the east side to the west side when he was struck by the car.
 
BELL was transported by Cal-Or air ambulance to Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City where he was pronounced deceased about 30 minutes after he was struck.
 
WATSON was not injured.
 
Highway 101 at the scene of the fatal crash has four lanes, two in each direction, separated by a continuous left turn center median. The area is posted as a 45 mph speed zone, and except for business lighting there are no overhead street lights.
 
OSP troopers from the Gold Beach office are continuing the investigation.
 
Curry County Sheriff's Office, Harbor Fire Department, and Cal-Or Ambulance assisted at the scene.