A single-vehicle crash south of Seal Rock at around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, resulted in minor injuries to the driver.
An Oregon State Police officer responded to the crash near milepost 152 on Highway 101. A southbound Toyota Tundra, driven by Luckey Jordan Carter II, 54, ran off the highway and struck a tree. Carter, who was cited for failing to drive within the lane of traffic, was transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport for treatment of minor. His vehicle was towed from the scene by Waldport Tire and Auto.
Man injured in Highway 20 crash
The Oregon State Police investigated a report of a crash on Friday, Nov. 15, near milepost 16 on Highway 20.
The crash reportedly occurred at around 6:30 a.m., but OSP was not notified until after 10 a.m. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a 2004 Subaru Outback, was identified as Jacob William Darnell, 19. He was headed west on Highway 20 when he lost control on a curve near Elk City Road. The vehicle spun and left the lane of travel, coming to rest along the shoulder of the road.
Darnell suffered minor injuries and was transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport by a nearby resident. He was later contacted and interviewed by an OSP officer.
Man arrested on multiple drug charges
At around 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, an Oregon State Trooper responded to a report of a driving complaint in Depoe Bay. A caller reported that the driver of a green Kia Sol traveling south from Lincoln City was weaving in and out of the lane of travel.
While responding to the scene, the OSP officer received a report that the vehicle had parked at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Depoe Bay. The officer made contact with the driver, identified as David Leon Anishchenko, 25, who was exhibiting signs of impairment. Anishchenko performed poorly on field sobriety tests and also reportedly admitted to using multiple controlled substance.
Anishchenko was taken in custody, and he was found to be in possession of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and a significant amount of cash. He was transported to the Lincoln County Jail, where a breath test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.00 percent. He consented to a drug recognition evaluation and also provided a urine sample for analysis. He was lodged in the jail on charges of DUII-controlled substances, reckless driving, reckless endangering of a person and possession of cocaine and heroin.
Man charged with hunting violation
An Oregon State Police game officer received a complaint of a possible game violation shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, on the Hancock 2210 road inside the shotgun hunting zone.
Upon investigation, it was discovered that a hunter had killed a five-point bull elk with a 30-06 rifle inside the boundary of the Cascade Head/Lincoln City Shotgun Hunting Zone. The hunter was cited for Take/Possession of Bull Elk (rifle in a shotgun zone). The elk was seized and will be donated to charity.
Head-on crash occurs in Lincoln Beach
The Oregon State Police responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash at around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, near milepost 124 on Highway 101 in Lincoln Beach. The initial report stated that both vehicles were blocking the southbound lanes of the highway and that there were injuries.
An investigation revealed that a Honda minivan was traveling north in the southbound lanes before crashing head-on into a Ford sedan.
Several people in the minivan were transported by personal vehicles to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City, where they were treated for minor injuries.
The driver of the minivan was cited for reckless driving and reckless endangering. The other driver was cited for driving while suspended.
OSP was assisted at the scene by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Depoe Bay Fire & Rescue, the Oregon Department of Transportation and Pacific West Ambulance. Both vehicles were towed by Car Care Towing.