BEAVER, OR. - This is a press release from the Oregon State Police regarding a crash that occurred June 22nd.
On Friday, June 22, 2018 at about 7:45am, an Oregon State Police Trooper and emergency personnel responded to a report of a traffic crash on US Highway 101 near milepost 76.5, north of Beaver.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a silver 2003 Saab, operated by Mikayla Michelle HOWARD, age 18, of Beaver, was traveling northbound when the vehicle crossed into the southbound lane of travel for an unknown reason. The vehicle struck a southbound red 2018 Kenworth log truck with a bunked trailer head on. The Kenworth Tractor was driven by Howard Edwin RHOADES, are 64, from Toledo.
HOWARD was transported by ambulance to Tillamook Regional Medical Center with critical injuries. She was later transported by Life Flight helicopter to Oregon Health Sciences University for further treatment. HOWARD died from injuries sustained during the crash.
RHOADES was not injured as a result of the crash.
US Highway 101 was closed for approximately two hours following the crash. OSP was assisted by Nestucca Fire and Rescue, Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Tillamook Regional Medical Center Ambulance, Life Flight, and ODOT.
ROCKAWAY BEACH, OR - This is a press release from the Oregon State Police regarding a deceased person found in the surf near Rockaway Beach.
On Friday June 15, 2018 at approximately 11:00 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a deceased person in the surf near Rockaway Beach. The deceased was determined to be Samuel Vicente ALLEN. ALLEN was missing and presumed to have drowned after a surfing incident on June 6, 2018. Allen was found approximately one half mile from where he was last seen on June 6.
Oregon State Police was assisted by Rockaway Beach Fire and Rescue, Rockaway Beach Police Department, and the Tillamook County Medical Examiner.
TILLAMOOK COUNTY, OR -On June 12, 2018 at approximately 1:25 PM, Tillamook County Law Enforcement received a complaint of a reckless driver traveling southbound on Hwy 101 near Manzanita.
Rockaway Beach PD located the vehicle southbound on 101 and a pursuit started they quickly terminated due to continued reckless driving. Manzanita PD / Clatsop County SO located the vehicle northbound on 101 and quickly terminated the pursuit due to continued reckless driving.
The suspect vehicle eventually went east on Hwy 26, where it crashed into the ditch near mile post 9. The male occupant attempted a carjacking of a female witness, before fleeing into the woods on foot. Washington County SO responded and assisted with a K-9 and searched the area.
On June 13, 2018 a suspect was taken into custody.
Oregon State Police is requesting anyone who witnessed the driving of the vehicle to contact Sergeant Dee Rzewnicki at 971-673-4003.
No further information at this time as investigation is continuing
LINCOLN COUNTY, OR - On Saturday, June 9, 2018 at approximately 9:15 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two-vehicle serious injury crash on US-101 around milepost 132.
Preliminary investigation revealed a blue 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier, allegedly operated by Rhonda Colleen Jean MESSER, age 38, of South Beach, was traveling southbound on US-101. Messer lost control of the vehicle and it spun into the northbound lanes. The Cavalier crashed, nearly head, on with a silver 2000 Lincoln passenger car operated by Robert Anthony FRANANO, age 75, of Newport.
Both MESSER and a passenger, Gary Blaine MOORE, age 36, of Lincoln City, were ejected from the Cavalier and landed in the ditch on the east side of the roadway. FRANANO was extricated from the Lincoln by Depoe Bay Fire. All occupants were transported by air ambulance to various hospitals with serious and critical injuries.
On June 11, 2018, Robert Anthony FRANANO, age 75, of Newport died at the hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
US-101 was closed for five and a half hours following the crash. OSP was assisted by ODOT, and Depoe Bay Fire District.
Impairment, of Messer, is being considered as a contributing factor of the crash.
This is a press release from the Oregon State Police regarding Sunday afternoon's fatal crash on Highway 6.
On Sunday, June 10, 2018 at about 3:20pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two vehicle, head on crash on Highway 6 near milepost 24.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a white 1996 Saturn SL, operated by George MADSEN IV, age 33, from Tillamook, was traveling westbound on SR Highway 6. A silver 2006 Chrysler Town and Country van, operated by Debra Ann FRAPPIER, age 60, from Scappoose, was eastbound. Other occupants of the Chrysler van included, Geraldine Mae MURPHY, age 84, from Warren, Kathy Marie THOMAS, age 56, from Columbia City, and Karen Mae ANDREHSEN, age 62, from Warren.
The Saturn entered the oncoming lane for an unknown reason and struck the Chrysler van head on. The Saturn came to rest in the eastbound lane against the guardrail, facing west. The Chrysler came to rest in the eastbound lane against the guardrail, facing east.
MADSEN IV, died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained during the crash.
FRAPPIER and THOMAS were transported by ambulance to Emanuel Hospital in Portland with serious injuries. MURPHY and ANDREHSEN were transported by ambulance to OHSU in Portland with serious injuries.
Traffic was affected on SR Highway 6 for approximately 4 hours following the crash.
Oregon State Police was assisted by Tillamook Fire and Rescue, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Tillamook Regional Medical Center Ambulance, Metro West Ambulance, and ODOT.
Coastal Zephyr - U.S. Coast Guard crew searching for a missing teen Wednesday afternoon in the waters off of Rockaway Beach.
ROCKAWAY BEACH, OR - At 9:42 this morning, U.S. Coast Guard crews suspended there search for 17 year old Samuel Allen, the teen who went missing yesterday in the ocean off Rockaway Beach. The following is a press release from the U.S. Coast Guard's Thirteenth District regarding yesterday's incident.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received the initial notification at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, that two people were missing in the water off the beach. The call, which had been relayed by Tillamook 911, came from the step mother of the missing teen. She reported it appeared her stepson had been struggling to get back to shore on his body board, her husband had entered the water to assist the son and she lost sight of them.
A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay was conducting a bar report when the call came in and responded, but due to concerns with the shallow water, was only able to search from offshore.
Two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews from sector also responded. One of the aircrews spotted someone in the water shortly after arriving on scene and directed the second aircrew with a rescue swimmer aboard to the location. The rescue swimmer was deployed, hoisted the unresponsive father from the water and provided CPR until he had been transferred to emergency medical service personnel on the beach.
A little after 4 p.m., 911 dispatchers notified sector personnel that both body boards had been found on shore and that Rockaway Beach Fire and Rescue personnel were searching the beach on all-terrain vehicles.
Initially it was reported that the missing teen was wearing a black wetsuit, but the wetsuit was later confirmed onshore and unused by Rockaway Beach Police Department personnel.
Around 5:30 p.m. the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish was diverted to assist in the search and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, from U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Bend and forward deployed to Air Facility Newport, launched to assist as well.
Throughout the day, multiple reports came in from good Samaritans of objects in the water, with only sea lions seen at the first location and a crab pot buoy located at the second location.
The Swordfish crew arrived on scene after midnight and searched throughout the night. Coast Guard Dolphin and Jayhawk aircrews searched until after sunset, and a Jayhawk aircrew resumed the search around first light the following morning along with another station boat crew. The Swordfish, Station Tillamook Bay and Jayhawk crews continued their efforts until the search was suspended.
Coast Guard members were assisted by Oregon State Police, Rockaway Beach Fire and Rescue, Rockaway Beach Police Department, Tillamook County Dispatch and Tillamook County Sheriff's Office personnel.
Weather on scene was 1 to 2 foot high seas with swells up to 8 feet high, 11-MPH winds, good visibility, an air temperature of 55 F and a water temperature of 58 F.
ROCKAWAY BEACH, OR - The names of the father and son involved in Wednesdays tragedy in Rockaway have been released. They are Robert Joseph Allen, age 50, and Samuel Vicente Allen, age 17, from Fort Collins, CO.
According to the Oregon State Police, on Wednesday, June 6th at about 2:21pm, emergency personnel responded to a report of two people in distress in the ocean off of Rockaway Beach.
Oregon State Police's preliminary investigation revealed Samuel was riding a Boogie Board in the surf when he was knocked off his board by a wave. Family members, on the shore, could see he was in distress. His father, Robert entered the surf in an attempt to rescue his son. After several minutes, family members lost sight of both father and son.
A search and rescue effort was begun involving local emergency responders and the US Coast Guard. While flying over the area, a US Coast Guard helicopter located and recovered the father, who was deceased.
The Coast Guard is continuing its search today for 17 year old Samuel Allen who is presumed to be deceased.
Oregon State Police was assisted by Rockaway Beach Fire and Rescue, the Rockaway Beach Police Department, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Tillamook Regional Medical Center Ambulance and the United States Coast Guard.
ROCKAWAY BEACH, OR - At around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, emergency personnel responded to a report of a father (age 50) and his son (age 17) that were swept out to sea near N Pacific Street and NW 3rd Ave in Rockaway. The 17 year old, who was boogie boarding in the surf, became caught in a current and was being swept out to sea. His father jumped into the surf to try and help but was also caught in the current. When responders arrived both father and son where no longer visible from shore.
US Coast Guard Helicopters from Air Station Astoria and Motor Lifeboats from Station Tillamook Bay were called in to help search for the father and son. At around 3:20pm the Coast Guard found the father and transferred him to rescuers on shore. Rescuers attempted to revive the father but were unsuccessful.
As of 6 pm the Coast Guard was still searching for the 17 year old.
This developing story and we will provide updates as they become available.