On October 9th, 2021 at about 6:50 pm, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the report of a vehicle crash on the USFS 500 road East of the City of Siletz.

It was reported at that time that the crashed vehicle was on fire, and that the single occupant was still in the vehicle. The USFS 500 is a gravel forest management roadway open to public access.

Upon arrival deputies observed a Toyota Tacoma resting on its side in the gravel roadway, the vehicle was engulfed in flames at that time.

Responding units from the Siletz Fire District subsequently extinguished the fire.

The driver, and only occupant of the vehicle at the time of the crash, 42 year old Siletz resident Chad Edward Goodell was pronounced dead at the scene.

Evidence at the scene indicated that Mr Goodell was travelling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle on the gravel roadway. 


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