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News Release
Fatal Crash - HWY 101 - Coos County - 11/29/23

On Monday, November 27, 2023, at 11:35 a.m., the Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 101, near milepost 226, in Coos County.


The preliminary investigation indicated a northbound BMW 540, operated by Andrew Chase Carlson (24) of North Bend, had a mechanical issue related to a tire when the operator lost control of the vehicle.  The BMW slid sideways into the oncoming lane and was struck on the passenger side by a southbound Kenworth dump truck, operated by Todd David Szarkowski (42) of Coquille. 


The operator of the BMW (Carlson) was declared deceased at the scene.


The operator of the Kenworth (Szarkowski) was not injured.


The highway was impacted for approximately 4 hours during the on-scene investigation.


OSP was assisted by Hauser Fire and ODOT.

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