BANDON, Ore. (AP) — Multiple have died in a vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 101 on the Oregon coast, authorities said.
At 8 a.m. Thursday, people started calling 911 to report someone driving dangerously in a red Mitsubishi eclipse with a California license plate, the Coos County Sheriff’s Office said.
Callers told dispatchers the driver had made unlawful U-turns on the highway in the Bandon area, drove at excessive speeds and had near collisions with other motorists, according to the sheriff’s office.
The car was involved in a crash at about 8:17 a.m. on the highway that resulted in multiple fatalities, according to the sheriff’s office.
Authorities have not said exactly how many people died. No further information about the crash was immediately released.
Anyone with information that may help authorities piece together what happened before the crash is asked to call the Coos County Sheriff’s Office.