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State Police Respond To Multiple Crashes

State Police Trooper Wertz responded to a single car crash with injuries on Highway 18 at milepost 6.5. Investigation showed the 84-year old driver of a westbound Ford Focus gradually departed the roadway, drove into the ditch, jumped a driveway and crashed into the ditch again on the other side of the driveway. The driver was extricated by fire and transported to Samaritan North Lincoln hospital by ambulance.

The Oregon State Police received information of a white Hyundai Accent 2 door that was traveling eastbound on Highway-18 when it was reported the car went into a ditch hitting a yellow ODOT sign indicating a curve ahead suggested speed of 45 MPH. North Lincoln Fire was dispatched to the scene. The 79-year old driver of the Hyundai was alone and felt he did not have any injuries. OSP gave the man a courtesy transport to his resident.

A red Chevrolet Silverado truck was being driven eastbound on US-20 where it turned left onto SR-229 northbound. At this time a southbound white Ford F250 truck began driven by a 70-year old man from Corvallis began turning left creating an immediate hazard in front of the Chevrolet. The driver of the Chevy was forced to swerved to the right to avoid a collision sending the Chevy into a nearby ditch. The driver was able to get the truck out of the ditch. The driver of the Ford drove away but was contacted later for a statement.

A white Lexus LS 430 4 door was stopped in the westbound lane on hwy-18 waiting for a vehicle in front of them of turn left onto N Bear Creek Road. A white Hyundai Accent 4 door

was driving westbound when it crashed into the rear of the stopped Lexus. Minor injuries reported to both drivers involved. North Lincoln Fire Department assisted on-scene.

A Tidewater woman was driving westbound on Hwy 34 in her Nissan Armada when it struck a deer near milepost 9 of Highway 34 in Tidewater. The womab was injured and transported to the Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital by family members for evaluation. Central Coast Fire assisted at the scene.

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