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One Man Dead In Car Crash North Of Florence
Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into an early Friday morning single vehicle traffic crash north of Florence involving a pickup that traveled off North Fork Siuslaw Road and landed in a creek. The crash resulted in the death of a 23-year old male and minor injuries to a female.
According to OSP, on July 26, responders were notified of a single vehicle traffic crash along N. Fork Siuslaw Road involving a pickup that left the road and landed in a creek. A female passenger had gotten out of the pickup, made her way back up an embankment and walked along the road until she flagged down a passing motorist. Upon arrival, emergency responders confirmed there was a male inside the pickup that was lying on its side in the creek. The male was pronounced dedd at the scene. Preliminary investigation indicates a 1997 Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by a 23-year old male was southbound when, for an unconfirmed reason, the driver lost control and the pickup traveled over an estimated 40-foot embankment where it came to rest on its driver side in a creek.
The female passenger, age not available, was taken by ambulance to Peace Harbor Hospital in Florence for treatment of minor injuries.
Safety restraint use is pending confirmation. OSP from the Florence and Springfield offices are continuing the investigation into the time and cause of the crash.