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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 101 south of Bandon
03/29/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A 41-year old Hispanic male residing in Langlois, Oregon died Saturday night in a single vehicle crash on Highway 101 south of Bandon. The victim's name will be released once next of kin notification has been confirmed.
 
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Senior Trooper Fred Dunlap, on March 28, 2009 at approximately 10:25 p.m. a 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup operated by the victim was southbound on Highway 101 near milepost 285 when it crossed into the northbound lane, left the roadway and traveled into a ditch. The pickup struck an embankment and overturned.
 
The victim was not using safety restraints and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Highway conditions were wet.
 
OSP troopers from the Coos Bay Area Command office are continuing the investigation.
 
Bandon Police Department, Bandon Fire Department, Amling Schroeder Funeral Home and Mast Brothers Towing assisted at the scene.