Oregon State Police

Elk vs. deer accident

Police went to U.S.Highway 101 milepost 18 March 4 at 9:21 p.m., for a report of a car vs elk accident in the southbound lane. A 21-year-old man in a gray Honda sedan hit an elk crossing the highway. The elk was not able to be located. The man, uninjured, drove his car from the scene.

Road debris

A caller March 5 at 10:12 a.m., traveling on U.S. Highway 26 by milepost 2 reported he struck a chain and hook in the road he said fell off the tow truck traveling in front of him. No injuries were reported.

Fallen hiker rescued

A 25-year-old hiker from Portland who fell off a cliff and sustained serious injuries at Hug Point State Park March 5 was aided at 4:20 p.m. when they were extracted from the area by rescue personnel. This was a multiagency rescue involving Seaside Fire and Rescue, Nehalem Fire and Rescue, state police, Cannon Beach police, the U.S. Coast Guard and Cannon Beach Fire and Rescue.

Two die in crash

Two people died March 6 in a crash at about 1 p.m. on U.S. Highway 101 near Cullaby Lake Lane. Oregon State Police said a southbound Dodge Ram 3500 pickup towing a large RV, operated by Donald Siglin, 76, of Banks, crossed into the northbound lane and struck a Toyota Corolla driven by Hazel Nyberg, 66, of Astoria. Nyberg sustained fatal injuries. Siglin was flown to Oregon Health & Science University where he was pronounced dead.

Bag found at Indian Beach

Ecola State Park rangers reported March 6 at 4:16 p.m., a hiking backpack that appeared abandoned on a park roadway. The bag was taken to the park’s lost and found.

Blown tire causes crash

A blown tire March 7 at 9:36 a.m., on U.S. Highway 26 at milepost 1.5 in the westbound lane caused a Chevy Tahoe to go out of control, cross the center line, crash into the eastbound earthen bank. and then into a Honda Civic head on. Both vehicles had extensive damaged and were towed from the scene. The driver of the first car, a 23-year-old man from Seaside, complained of minor neck pain but refused transport. The driver of the second car, a 44-year-old woman from Arch Cape, had non-life-threatening but serious injuries. Her passenger, a 12-year-old male, had a broken wrist. Neither of them were wearing seatbelts, police say.

Gearhart Fire

Feb. 25

3:18 p.m., emergency medical service, Malarky, Surf Pines.

4:22 p.m., emergency medical service, Kershul.

Feb. 26

5:32 p.m., building fire, Fourth, Seaside.

Feb. 27

8:20 a.m., emergency medical service, Chinook.

7:41 p.m., trash or rubbish fire, Gearhart Loop.


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