Fatal Crash Trans Pacific Highway

Oregon State Police - 04/20/18 

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday morning’s fatal crash on Trans Pacific Highway north of Coos Bay/North Bend.
On April 20, 2018 at approximately 6:06 a.m., OSP troopers responded with the Coos County Sheriff's Office for a crash on Trans Pacific Highway near milepost 1.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a white Chevy Caprice, operated by Jourdan ACKERMAN, age 30, from North Bend, was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed and left the roadway for unknown reasons.  After leaving the roadway the Chevy Caprice collided with a power pole and came to rest near the bay.  The crash resulted in the fatality of ACKERMAN.  The passengers in the Chevy Caprice were identified as Zane WOOD, age 18, from Coos Bay and Rebekah AARON, age 19, from North Bend.  Both WOOD and AARON received non-life threatening injuries and were transported by ambulance to Bay Area Hospital.
Investigators are looking at speed as a contributing factor in the crash.
The crash is being investigated in coordination with Coos County Interagency Crash Team with OSP as the primary investigating agency.
OSP was assisted by the Coos County Sheriff's Office, Myrtle Point Police Department, Coquille Police Department, North Bend Fire Department, North Bay Fire Department, Bay Cities Ambulance, Coos County District Attorney’s Office and Pacific Power.