On June 18 at approximately 11 p.m. Manzanita police officer John Garcia was southbound on Hwy. 101 N. of Manzanita when he noticed headlight shinning off the road.
Upon further investigation he discovered a pickup truck that had traveled off the Highway at M.P. 42.5 and was up against a tree. The driver was trapped in the vehicle and calling for help and honking the horn.
Garcia called dispatch who dispatched the Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue and an ambulance.
It took over an hour to extricate the driver who was taken to the Nehalem ball field to be transferred the awaiting Lifegard helio.