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The following is a press release from the Oregon State Police regard a crash that occurred Wednesday afternoon on Highway 6.
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon’s single vehicle fatal crash on Highway 6 near Tillamook.
On Wednesday June 19, 2019 at about 4:45 PM, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 6 near milepost 5.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a Mazda 3, operated by Randy DARNELL, age 61, from Bay City, was traveling westbound on Highway 6 and for unknown reasons went off the road. The Mazda 3 went down an embankment and struck a tree. DARNELL suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Traffic was impacted for about two (2) hours during the investigation.
OSP was assisted by ODOT, Tillamook Police Department and Tillamook Fire and Rescue.
The following is a press release from the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office regarding a crash that occurred early Monday morning.
On Monday, June 10, 2019, at approximately 3:20am, Tillamook 911 received a call about a single vehicle crash on Kilchis Forest Rd, MP 5-6.
Preliminary investigation revealed a pickup truck was traveling eastbound on the Forest Rd. and left the roadway for some undetermined reason, traveling over the embankment and tumbled down a deep gully, ejecting 3 males riding in the rear of the pickup truck. There was a male driver inside the truck along with 2 female passengers. Two patients had to be extricated from the vehicle and the others were either boarded or were assisted up to the road for transport.
Four patients were Life Flighted to Portland area hospitals and 2 were taken to Tillamook Adventists Hospital by ambulance. All patients were described to have serious injuries, and some were juveniles. There are no reported fatalities.
Assisting on this call were Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Tillamook Police Department, Bay City Fire, Netarts-Oceanside Fire, Nestucca Rural Fire, Tillamook Ambulance and Life Flight Helicopters.
The accident is still being actively investigated and there are no photographs at this time.
The following is a press release from the Oregon State Police regarding a paragliding accident that occurred on Sunday June 2nd.
TILLAMOOK COUNTY, OR - On Sunday June 2, 2019 at approximately 5:00 PM, Oregon State Police was notified of a water rescue in the Pacific Ocean near Cape Lookout State Park.
The preliminary investigation revealed Gary B Mudrow, 44, from Beaverton, Oregon had been paragliding from the Cape Lookout State Park. Witnesses (and Mudrow's friend) indicated when Mudrow took off he appeared to be too low and tried to radio Mudrow. The witness observed Mudrow’s paraglide crash into the ocean. Mudrow was seen attempting to use the paraglide as a floatation device. The witness landed on the beach but could no longer see Mudrow.
Netarts-Oceanside Fire District and the US Coast Guard were called to assist with the water rescue. Mudrow was located and brought to shore by Netarts-Oceanside Fire. Mudrow was unconscious and not breathing. CPR was started and Mudrow was transported to the local hospital where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 7:00PM.