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Crash into Yaquina River near Eddyville kills driver, 11-year-old boy

Crash into Yaquina River near Eddyville kills driver, 11-year-old boy

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Crash into Yaquina River

A pickup sits upside down Thursday in the Yaquina River near Eddyville. The crash off Highway 180 killed two and injured two others.

A 63-year-old man and an 11-year-old boy were killed Thursday morning when the pickup they were driving in crashed off Highway 180 near Eddyville and came to rest upside down in the Yaquina River.

Oregon State Police and other emergency personnel responded to the crash at 8:07 a.m. OSP reported that a Ford F350 operated by William Coolbaugh, 63, of Eddyville, was traveling eastbound on Highway 180 when the vehicle for unknown reasons went over the embankment on the south side of the roadway and crashed into the river.

Coolbaugh and an 11-year-old boy died at the scene. Two other passengers, Jacob Roberts, 37, of Eddyville, and a 15-year-old boy, were transported to a hospital for injuries.

Highway 180 was closed for approximately six hours following the crash.

Four people have been killed in three crashes over the past eight days in Lincoln County.

In addition to OSP, the Toledo, Newport and Depoe Bay fire departments, Pacific West ambulance, Oregon Department of Transportation and Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash.

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