Fatal Crash

A pickup truck, driven by Chester ‘Paul’ Mayer, is winched up the hill after landing about 100 feet downhill from where it left the roadway on Carpenterville Highway.

Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 255, the Carpenterville Highway, near milepost 361 on Monday, Dec. 30 at approximately 9:10 a.m.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a Ford F350, operated by Chester Mayer, age 50, of Coos Bay, was northbound on Highway 255 when he failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the southbound lane, and left the roadway.

Mayer sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Mayer was last seen leaving a residence in Brookings on the evening of Dec. 28 and was reported as a missing person to Brookings Police Department on Dec. 29.

OSP was assisted by the Curry County Sheriff's Office, Brookings Police Department, Brookings Fire Department, Cal-Ore Ambulance, and ODOT.

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