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Mar-19-2014 12:51printcomments

Crash Results in the Death of an Adult Female

A witness reported seeing a vehicle drive Off the cliff. Emergency responders confirmed the vehicle contained a deceased adult female inside. The U.S. Coast Guard responded with a helicopter and boat resources to help as needed.

Car went off cliff near Depoe Bay, OR 3-17-14
Photographs - Oregon State Police

(DEPOE BAY) - Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Lincoln County Crash Team, is continuing the investigation at the scene of Wednesday morning's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred off Highway 101 about three miles south of Depoe Bay in Lincoln County.

The crash resulted in the death of an adult female whose name will be released after next of kin notifications are completed.

Preliminary information indicates on March 19, 2014 at approximately 8:40 a.m., a witness reported seeing a vehicle drive off Highway 101 near milepost 130, through a wide turnout and go off a cliff.

The vehicle was spotted resting over a hundred feet below on rocks near the surf line.

Emergency responders from Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Depoe Bay Fire District, Pac West Ambulance, and Oregon State Police responded to the scene and confirmed the vehicle contained a deceased adult female inside.

The U.S. Coast Guard responded with a helicopter and boat resources to help as needed.

OSP troopers from the Newport Area Command office are leading the investigation.

Members of the inter agency Lincoln County Crash Team came to the scene to assist OSP.

Agencies with representatives of the team were Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Newport Police Department, Lincoln City Police Department, and Lincoln County District Attorney's Office.

ODOT is also on scene assisting.

No lanes are reported closed but several emergency response vehicles and personnel are at the scene.

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