CCSO release – On January 2, 2022, at approximately 9:30 AM, a Deputy from the Coos County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a vehicle in the river close to a mile past the Dellwood gate on the Weyerhaeuser 5000 road, Coos Bay. It was unknown whether or not any occupants were in the vehicle as it was upside down in the river.  Because of the steep embankment and conditions of the river, the Deputy requested the assistance of additional Deputies from the marine division to put a boat in the water as well as Mast Bro. Towing to hoist the truck from the water. When the additional resources arrived on scene, the vehicle was able to be recovered with a combined effort. Unfortunately 36 year old Jose Perez- Ramirez and 36 year old Robert L. Poblano were found deceased, still in the cab of the vehicle. After an investigation, it was determined speed in combination with unfavorable road conditions was the most likely cause of the crash. The Coos County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind all residents of Coos County to take precautions when driving due to the extreme weather we have been experiencing. Roadways are still icy in certain places as well as high winds causing debris on many roadways.

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