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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 101 south of Bandon
12/30/2009
Sergeant John Keeler
Oregon State Police - Coos Bay
(541) 888-2677

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A Langlois-area man died Wednesday morning in a single vehicle traffic crash on Highway 101 south of Bandon. Preliminary investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) indicates alcohol is a possible contributing factor and the victim was not using safety restraints.
 
On December 30, 2009 at approximately 6:25 a.m. a 1997 Dodge Dakota pickup driven by ROBERT WAYNE AZEVEDO age 34, from Langlois, was southbound on Highway 101 near milepost 282 when it traveled off the highway and crashed into a tree. After impact, the pickup flipped over onto its top.
 
Approximately ten minutes before the crash, a citizen had reported the pickup being operated by a possible DUII driver.
 
AZEVEDO was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not using safety restraints.
 
OSP troopers from the Coos Bay Area Command office were assisted by Bandon Police Department, Coos County Sheriff's Office, Coos County Medical Examiner, ODOT, Bandon Fire Department, North Bend Towing and Amling & Schroeder Funeral Service.
 
The highway was limited to one lane of travel for approximately 4 hours.