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Fatal Log Truck Crash - Forest Service Road 1014 in Lincoln County
07/30/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday afternoon's fatal traffic crash involving a loaded log truck that resulted in the death of a Siletz-area man on Forest Service Road 1014 northeast of Waldport in Lincoln County.
 
On July 29, 2011 at approximately 6:00 p.m. OSP, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Toledo Fire Department responded to a reported log truck crash on Forest Service Road 1014 near 1000 Line Road. Preliminary investigation indicates a 2007 Kenworth truck driven by KEVIN LEE BATES, age 40, from Siletz, was westbound when it traveled off the shoulder and crashed into an embankment. BATES was found deceased at the scene. He wasn't using safety restraints.
 
The fully loaded log truck is registered to Henarie Trucking Inc out of Toledo.
 
OSP troopers are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash.