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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 101 south of Bandon
04/04/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A Langlois-area man died Saturday afternoon when the vehicle he was operating crashed into a tree along Highway 101 south of Bandon.
 
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Trooper Joshua Young, on April 4, 2009 at about 12:12 p.m. a 2005 Jeep Cherokee sport utility vehicle driven by DAVID LAWRENCE ALLEN, age 74, from Langlois, was northbound on Highway 101 near milepost 279 when, for an unknown reason, it crossed the center line and continued across the southbound lane before it left the roadway where it crashed into a large tree.
 
ALLEN was transported to the Southern Coos General Hospital in Bandon where he was later pronounced deceased.
 
Right front passenger RICHARD ANTHONY STANDIFORD, age 45, from Langlois, was transported to Southern Coos General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
 
Both were using safety restraints and both airbags deployed.
 
OSP troopers from the Coos Bay Area Command office are continuing the investigation with the assistance of the Coos County Medical Examiner's Office.
 
Bandon Fire Department, Bay Cities Ambulance, and the ODOT assisted at the scene.  Highway 101 was restricted to one lane of traffic, controlled by flaggers, for about 3 hours.