Fatal vehicle crash on Hwy 42 - Coos County

Oregon State Police - 10/21/18 
On Saturday, October 20, 2018 at approximately 4:00 PM. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 42 near milepost 33 in Coos County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1998 Toyota Tacoma, operated by Thomas Wagner (28) from Coquille,  was westbound on Hwy 42 when it crossed into the eastbound lanes and struck a 2004 Chevy 2500 (pulling an ATV trailer), operated by Dwayne Stockton (44) from Roseburg.  

Wagner, who was not wearing his safety belt,  sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Passengers in the Toyota Tacoma, Katelyn Wiley (26) from Broadbent and Blaine Monson(23) from Myrtle Point were both transported with injuries. Neither were wearing safety belts.

Speed and alcohol use by Wagner are being investigating as probable causes of the crash. 

Stockton was transported to the hospital with injuries.  His passengers Douglas Grinstead (43) from Roseburg, Justin Grinstead (19) from Roseburg, and a juvenile male were all treated at the scene for injuries.

Oregon State Police were assisted by Coos County Sheriff's Office, Myrtle Point Police, Bandon Police, Bridge Fire, Myrtle Point EMS, Coquille Ambulance, Coos Sumner Fire, and ODOT.