On July 14, 2019 at about 9:46 PM emergency personnel from North Lincoln Fire and Rescue, Pacific West Ambulance, and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence in Otis, Oregon regarding a 15-month old toddler struck by a vehicle at the residence. The preliminary investigation has revealed Thomas Bartlett, 51, of Otis, Oregon was backing his 2000 Ford pick-up in the driveway of the residence to park when his 15-month old toddler was stuck by the pick-up.
Lifesaving measures immediately began, and the toddler was transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. At approximately 11:50 PM the toddler was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The family is cooperating with the investigation and there does not appear to be any criminal charges pending as a result of this tragic incident.