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News Release
Fatal Crash on Hwy 26-Clatsop County - 05/28/22

On Saturday May 28th, 2022 at about 11:55AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a fatal vehicle crash on Highway 26 near milepost 10.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a westbound black 2020 Tesla Model Y, operated by Fredrick Scheffler II (49) of Portland, lost control and crossed into the eastbound lane and collided with an eastbound grey Hyundai Tucson van, operated by Kyle Rieger (26) of Warrenton. 

Scheffler II sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Rieger was transported by EMS in serious condition.

Hwy 26 was partially closed for 3.5 hours following the crash. 

OSP was assisted by the Seaside Fire Department, Hamlet Fire Department and ODOT.

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