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.