Missing Coos Bay man found dead in submerged car

Darious Oaks, 72, was reported missing on March 26.

Posted: Mar 30, 2021 10:21 AM

COOS BAY, Ore. – A missing Coos Bay man was found dead in a submerged vehicle on Monday.

Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to Highway 241 near milepost 11 where there were signs a vehicle had left the road and entered the river.

A Chevrolet Camaro was found submerged in the water, and Darious Oaks, 72, was found inside. He was reported missing on March 26.

The Bandon Fire Department Dive Team, Millington Fire Department and Oregon Department of Transportation assisted.

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