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One person killed in Coos County crash

Troopers are investigating a deadly crash that happened in Coos County Thursday. They said speed, alcohol, and reckless driving may be factors.

Posted: Mar. 2, 2018 5:16 PM
Updated: Mar. 5, 2018 9:57 AM

COOS COUNTY, Ore. -- Oregon State Police are investigating a deadly crash in Coos County and they said alcohol may have been a factor.
It happened on Highway 42 near milepost 22 around 5:45 p.m. Thursday.

Troopers said a Nissan Frontier driven by 22-year-old Garrison Demain of Coquille, crossed the center line and crashed into a Ford Escape.

They said the passenger of the Ford, Daniel McCutheon of Coos Bay, died at the scene. He was 51. The driver, Kathy Herbert of Myrtle Point, was taken to a hospital and then transferred to OHSU. A YouCaring account has been set up to help pay for Herbert's medical expenses.

Demain was also taken to the hospital.

Speed, alcohol, and reckless driving are being investigated as possible factors in the crash.

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