Fatal Crash on Highway 101

Coos County Sheriff's Office

On 04-22-21 at about 8:00 am, the Coos County Dispatch received multiple reports of a red Mitsubishi eclipse bearing California license plate 4NDF245 being driven dangerously. Reports indicated the vehicle travelling in the Bandon area, and included unlawful u-turns on the highway, excessive speeds and near collisions with other vehicles.

At about 8:17 am, the vehicle was involved in a crash that tragically resulted in multiple fatalities on Highway 101 near mile marker 247. The matter is under investigation by multiple agencies.

Anyone with information regarding the red Mitsubishi Eclipse, who saw the vehicle between the hours of 7:00 and 8:20 and in the areas of Langlois to the intersection of Highway 101 and Highway 42 is asked to call the Coos County Dispatch non-emergency number at 541-396-2106. Please leave your name and a good contact number for investigating officers to return your call for a brief interview. Additional information may help piece together the events leading up to the crash.