On Monday afternoon Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 42 near milepost 6.
Preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound Dodge Ram, operated by 37-year-old Daniel Taylor of North Bend, crossed into the westbound lanes and struck a Peterbilt CMV towing a loaded chip trailer, operated by 52-year-old Calvin Mitchell of Coos Bay. Taylor sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Mitchell received minor injuries. Hwy 42 was closed for approximately 6 hours.
OSP was assisted by Coos County Sheriff’s Department, Coquille Police Department, Coquille Fire Department, Greenacres Fire Department, Coquille Ambulance, Southern Oregon Public Safety Chaplains, and ODOT.