Highway 42 Fatal

Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 42 on Dec. 3.

COOS COUNTY — A Coquille man was killed in an accident on state route 42 early Monday morning.

According to a press release from Oregon State Police, a 1999 Dodge Pickup was westbound on Highway 42 when it drifted off the road and onto the shoulder at 3:39 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 3. The pickup rolled onto its roof, where it came to a stop.

The driver was Kevin Ramsey, 59. According to the release, he suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The incident occurred close to the U.S. Highway 101 and state route 42 connector. 

"OSP was assisted by the Coos County Sheriff's Office, Millington Fire Department, Green Acres Fire Department, and (Oregon State Police)," the release said.

The crash only impacted the westbound lane, and was cleared and open to traffic by approximately 9:30 a.m.

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