Preliminary investigation indicates a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup towing an empty boat trailer, driven by Timothy Alexander Elizondo, age 32, from Dallas was northbound on US HWY 101. The vehicle was negotiating a curve on wet asphalt when the vehicle crossed the opposing lane of travel and struck a tree just beyond the southbound shoulder. Elizondo was pronounced deceased at the scene. His passenger, identified as Jeffrey Dale Hendrickson, age 36, from Dallas was not injured in the crash.
Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash. OSP was assisted from Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the Lincoln City Police Department, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue and ODOT.