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July 2015 - page 2

Level-1 ‘soft evacuation’ for Cable Crossing Fire in place

A Level One (READY) Evacuation has been issued for the Peel Store to Wolf Creek Trail head. During a level one (READY) Evacuation, residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites & social m…

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NFL Training Camp: Tennessee Titans Name Marcus Mariota Starting Quarterback

The Tennessee Titans opened Training Camp on Friday and former Oregon Ducks Quarterback Marcus Mariota looked like he did not miss a step from his mini and rookie camp performances from earlier this month. Mariota was nine for thirteen on his passes, w… Continue reading

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Oregon State Police Identify Victim in Friday Morning Crash South of Lincoln City

Martin Sample of Lincoln City died Friday morning when his vehicle collided with the rear of a loaded dump truck on Highway 101. (Photo: Oregon State Police)

LINCOLN CITY—A Lincoln City man died early Friday morning when his vehicle collided with the back of a dump truck on Highway 101 south of Lincoln City.

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Oregon State Police have identified the victim as 53-year-old Martin Sample.

OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a passenger vehicle versus a commercial vehicle on Highway 101 just south of Lincoln City just after 7 a.m. on July 31, 2015. 

Preliminary information revealed that a 2007 Kenworth dump truck loaded with gravel, operated by Matthew Nelson, 42, of Lincoln City, turned north onto Highway 101 near milepost 121. As the truck was accelerating, a northbound 2007 Saturn sedan driven by Sample collided with the back of it at highway speeds. 

Arriving emergency crews found Sample deceased.  Nelson was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation. An initial investigation revealed there were no skid marks from Sample’s vehicle  and appeared to have made no attempt to steer around the truck. 

OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Depoe Bay Fire Department. This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.

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