Smith Turns Himself In To OSP

The driver who has been sought since a May 30th traffic crash east of Coos Bay, was arrested on Tuesday after he turned himself in to Oregon State Police at the Coos Bay command office. The suspect came to the OSP office after friends pressured him to contact police following news reports that he was sought regarding the Thursday night crash off Highway 241 east of Coos Bay.

On June 4th, 32-year-old Keith Lewis Smith, from Allegany, came to the OSP office and following an interview, was taken into custody and lodged in the Coos County Jail for Misdemeanor Driving While Suspended, Reckless Driving, Hit and Run – Property Damage, and First Degree Criminal Mischief. He was also cited for two traffic violations.

On May 30th an SUV driven by Smith was northbound on Highway 241 when it traveled off the highway, sideswiped a tree, and went down an embankment where it overturned and caught on fire. The fire was later put out by firefighters. Smith, who was known to be injured, got out of the vehicle on his own power and left the scene before police and fire personnel arrived.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 and is filed under Local News, State News.