On October 18, 2020 at approximately 6:41 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 241 near milepost 11.
Preliminary investigation revealed a Dodge truck, operated by Tyler Boyd (36) of Coos Bay, was eastbound when it left the road and struck a tree before entering the river and sinking.
The passengers, Lea Haigler (30) of Coos Bay and Casey Little (34) of Coos Bay, were able to escape the vehicle and make it to shore.
Boyd was not located.
A Coast Guard Helicopter searched the area by air. Two boat patrols consisting of a Coos County Marine Division and the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife searched the waterway. Bandon Fire Department Dive teams searched the water. Attempts to locate Boyd were unsuccessful.
On October 27, 2020 at approximately 4:41 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a deceased person in the river on Hwy 241 near milepost 11. The deceased person has been identified as Tyler Boyd.
OSP was assisted by the Coos County Sheriff's Office, United States Coast Guard, Bandon Fire Department, and ODOT.
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