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Impaired Driver Arrested After Serious Injury Crash

On Sunday January 8th just before noon State Police Trooper Gray responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 101 at the East Devils Lake Road junction with serious injuries to those involved in the crash. Investigation showed the driver of a Hyundai Santa Fe, identified as 49-year old Raymond DeForest King was southbound when he drove into the oncoming lane crashing head on into a oncoming Toyota Highlander, which was proceeding lawfully

in the northbound lane.

As a result of the crash the driver and passenger of the Toyota were transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital for potentially life threatening injuries. Both the passenger and driver of the Hyundai were also transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. The passenger being treated for potentially life threatening injuries, the driver was treated for serious injury and after treatment at the hospital was arrested for DUII for controlled substances, Assault I, Reckless Driving, and Recklessly endangering another person.

On the same day around 4:30pm Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 18involving a silver Honda Civic. The driver advised they lost control after trying to avoid hitting a small animal. The Honda left the roadway, collided with a dirt embankment, and rolled several times before coming to rest on its top. The 25-year old driver from Coos Bay was extricated by North Lincoln fire personnel and transported to Samaritan North Lincoln

hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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