Crash on Highway 42

A silver Mercury sedan rolled over Friday evening after travelling through a curve on Highway 42 near milepost 1 at a high speed rate. 

COOS COUNTY — Four people were taken to the hospital Friday evening following a single-vehicle crash on Highway 42 near milepost 1 south of Coos Bay.

At approximately 4:09 p.m., Oregon State Police responded to the scene where they found a Mercury Marauder had left the roadway with four occupants inside.

According to an OSP log report, scene evidence and multiple witness statements revealed the driver of the vehicle, 55-year-old Felix Maxwell, had attempted to pass another vehicle in the curve at a high rate of speed which led to the accident.

Two occupants were extricated from the vehicle and all four were transported to Bay Area Hospital to treat their injuries.

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Reporter Amanda Linares can be reached at 541-266-2039 or by email at amanda.linares@theworldlink.com.