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Two apply for county sheriff job
August 19, 2014 09:15 pm

Curry County commissioners posed a total of 10 pre-written, generic questions to sheriff’s candidates as part of the hiring process to find a replacement for John Bishop who is leaving in late September.

Only two candidates — Curry County Lt. John Ward and Deputy Joel Hensley — submitted letters of interest for the position. Short interviews were held Monday afternoon; commissioners will select a new sheriff Tuesday, Aug. 26, at a 10 a.m. meeting.

Bishop is taking over as executive director with the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, a nonprofit organization that lobbies the legislature on behalf of sheriffs’ issues, in Salem. His last day is Sept. 30.

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Collision claims man’s life
August 19, 2014 10:34 am

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Photo by Tim Sabatinos Firefighters check on the driver of a semi trailer truck that went off Highway 101 next to Dr. Fine Bridge after a Mazda sedan crashed into it. The driver of the Mazda was pronounced dead at the scene.
 

A 39-year-old Crescent City man traveling on the Dr. Fine Bridge on Highway 101 was killed Tuesday morning when he drifted across the double line and collided head-on with a 70,000-pound 18-wheeler driven by a Harbor man.

The driver was traveling northbound on the bridge shortly before 11 a.m. when, for unknown reasons, he crossed the double line into the 18-wheeler’s path, according to California Highway Patrol. 

The truck driver, William Terebesi, 42, of Harbor, walked away uninjured. The Mazda driver’s name is being withheld pending notification of family.

Officer Deina Hernandez of CHP said that upon collision, the truck driver, whose trailer was carrying a full load of wood chips from Coos Bay, lost control of his vehicle and traveled 60 feet down the western embankment.

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