On December 26, 2015, at about 11:45 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motor vehicle crash on US Highway 101 at milepost 162 in Yachats. Preliminary information indicates that Allan Richard SCHMIDT, age 94, from Fortuna, California, was operating a white 2006 Chevrolet Colorado pickup and traveling southbound on US Highway 101 near milepost 162. For unknown reasons, the Colorado veered off the roadway into a ditch adjacent to the southbound shoulder and struck a utility pole.
The Colorado then crossed over a private driveway and came to rest in thick brush west of the highway. SCHMIDT was pronounced deceased at the scene. Air bags were deployed and SCHMIDT was not wearing a safety belt. Oregon State Police is currently investigating the crash and was assisted by Yachats Fire and Rescue, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office, Lincoln County Medical Examiner, and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).
Information provided by OSP
The 3rd Annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium, November 20th in Yachats, Oregon at the Commons, doors at 5pm, keynote begins at 5:30. A free event for all. This year’s event will kick off with an update on the Ocean Science Trust from Senator Roblan and Representative Gomberg and follow with our keynote speaker Laurie Weitkamp who will be presenting on “The Blob and El Nino”. Full program and participating organizations and students below. The Cape Perpetua Land/Sea Symposium is a community event aimed at promoting local stewardship efforts and raising awareness about current research being conducted within the Cape Perpetua nearshore and adjacent watersheds.
Event Goals: – Raise awareness of historical and current conservation, research and stewardship of Cape Perpetua region. – Foster and promote a sense of place and stewardship within the community for the Cape Perpetua region. – Promote volunteer opportunities and local organizing to support long-term management and conservation for the Cape Perpetua marine reserve. – Create opportunities for people to collaborate on conservation activities within the Cape Perpetua region, especially those focused on the Cape Perpetua marine reserve.
Program and Agenda: 5:00-5:30 pm Doors Open – Social, Poster and Tabling Appetizers, beverages, mingle and visit tables and posters 5:30pm – 5:35pm Welcome and Introduction What makes this place special, why we are here, and what we hope to accomplish tonight 5:35pm – 5:50 pm Needs and Opportunities for Science in Oregon’s Ocean Senator Arnie Roblan & Representative David Gomberg Framing the needs and opportunities for science, research and collaboration in Oregon’s ocean, the Senator and Rpresentative will provide an update on establishment and progress on the Ocean Science Trust. Continue reading
UPDATE: Hwy 101 is now open. We will have details as they are provided by OSP
An overturned semi is blocking US 101 approximately thee miles south of Yachats (MP 168) in Lane County. The highway will experience intermittent closures during the morning as the fully loaded chip truck is offloaded and righted. There is no detour. Travelers should expect delays at the crash site as well as several construction work zones between Yachats and Florence.