Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

REEDSPORT, Ore. - A log truck crash claimed the life of a 54 year-old Lakeside man on Thursday. 

On July 16, 2020, around 9:30 am, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report of an injury log truck crash approximately a half mile up Loon Lake Road. 

When deputies arrived on scene, they located a 1989 Freightliner over an embankment and mostly submerged in Mill Creek. The driver was identified as 54 year-old Rhett Michael Curran of Lakeside. Curan was declared deceased at the scene. The log truck was recovered from the water by Mast Brothers Towing. 

The investigation indicates speed was a contributing factor in the crash.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by Douglas County Public Works, Lower Umpqua Hospital Ambulance, Reedsport Police Department and Mast Brothers.