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Archive for: July, 2015

Wise Crowned 49th Pacific Coast Amateur Champion

Oregon sophomore Aaron Wise won the 49th Pacific Coast Amateur on Friday afternoon at Eugene Country Club. Continue reading

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…

‘Emergency services may not be available to assist you further’

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said residents in the Azalea area from Upper Cow Creek to Snow Creek East need to evacuate now as a result of the Stouts Creek fire.

Oregon coach Mark Helfrich doesn’t discuss transferring QB Vernon Adams

BURBANK, Calif. — A month ago everyone (including Oregon coach Mark Helfrich) p30robably anticipated discussing the quarterback competition between V… Continue reading

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

Former Oregon Goalkeeper Abby Steele Signs with Reign FC

Former Duck goalkeeper Abby Steele was signed by women’s professional soccer team, Seattle Reign FC, on Friday. Continue reading

Campfires banned, trails closed: ‘There’s just too much at risk’

The extreme fire danger triggered new restrictions across Western Oregon.

Oak Hill School evacuates as grass fire burns near LCC

Firefighters knocked down a brush fire near Lane Community College on Friday afternoon.

2015 Pac-12 Football Media Days: Royce Freeman and Rodney Hardrick

Royce Freeman and Rodney Hardrick join Pac-12 Networks’ Mike Yam, Curtis Conway and Matt Leinart on Friday at the 2015 Pac-12 Football Media Days in Burbank, California. Fre… Continue reading

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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