Friday, December 25, 2015

Serious injury crash on SR Hwy 18 near Otis (Photo)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: December 25th, 2015 12:21 AM
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On December 24, 2015 at 5:59 PM a serious injury crash occurred on SR HWY 18 near MP 2. Two drivers were transported to Legacy Emmanuel Hospital and were listed in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed a 1998 Nissan Maximum, driven by Mr. Richard L. Loy JR. (age 34 from Lake Oswego, Oregon) was traveling westbound when Mr. Loy crossed the center-line. The Nissan struck a eastbound 1993 Dodge Dakota driven by Mr. Bobby Kress (age 59 from Otis,Oregon). Both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles. They both initially transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. It is unknown if either driver was wearing their safety belts. The investigation is continuing.

OSP was assisted by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Lincoln City Police Department, Pac-West Ambulance, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue, ODOT, and the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office. The highway was closed for approximately five hours and a detour had been established.
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