Fatal Vehicle Incident – Coos County


On Monday, March 22, 2021 at approximately 7:40 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to an incident involving a vehicle on Whiskey Run Beach near Bandon, OR.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Mercury Mountaineer, operated by Jerry Garrett (46) of Coos Bay, was being operated on Whiskey Run Beach with the passenger, April Garrett (43) of Coos Bay, on the roof of the vehicle. 

April Garrett fell off the vehicle, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by the Coos County Sheriff's Office, Bandon Police Department, Bandon Fire Department, and Bay Cities Ambulance.

Investigation is continuing.

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