FATAL CRASH ON HIGHWAY 542 IN COOS COUNTY, OREGON

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COOS COUNTY, OR (April 25, 2022) - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at approximately 2:50 PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 542 near milepost 12. 

The preliminary investigation revealed a westbound Ford F-250, operated by Derek Ellis (41) of Powers, failed to negotiate a curve.

The truck left the roadway and continued down a 40ft embankment with Ellis being ejected.

Speed is being investigated as the leading factor in the crash. 

Ellis sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.   

OSP was assisted by Powers Ambulance, Myrtle Point Ambulance, Myrtle Point Fire Department and ODOT. 

 

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