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Fatal Crash at Oregon/California Border

071914.fatal.hwy101_mp362NEAR BROOKINGS, Ore. — Oregon State Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of one man along Highway 101 just north of the Oregon/California border.

Police say the crash was first reported around 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, off Highway 101 near milepost 362. Oregon State Police say 29-year-old Joel Ramos was returning home from work at Pelican Bay State Prison when his vehicle crossed the southbound lane and went off the highway. The car struck a large stump and then crashed head-on into a tree where it came to rest.

Driver fatigue is being investigated as a possible factor in the crash. OSP troopers from the Gold Beach office are investigating the cause of the crash with the assistance of local emergency responding agencies.

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  1. Gaylene Henderson says:

    2 accidents in the same area of Hwy 101 in less than 24 hours causing the death of 2 locals. Its a sad weekend in Brookings. :-(

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