Car in police chase was stolen

LAKESIDE, Ore.--- New details are being released about a fatal multi-car accident that occured near Lakeside after a man tried to run from police after a failed traffic stop Tuesday afternoon.

Oregon State Police say Carl R. Haney, 35 from Gold Beach, ran from police because he is wanted in two other Oregon counties on felony and misdemeanor warrants.

State Police had been on the look out for Haney all morning after multiple drivers called police complaining that a gold Chevorlet Cavalier had been driving at dangerous speeds and wrecklessly passing other vehicles on Highway 101 in Curry and souther Coos County.

A state trooper spotted the car near the McCullough Birdge and attempted to pull Haney over, and that is when, trooper say, Haney sped away.

After a few miles, Haney attempted to pass a car on a small bridge near Spinreel Road and a railroad trestle when he hit a guard rail, lost control of his car and began driving into oncoming traffic.

After investigating the accident scene, troopers say they tracked down the owner of the Chevy Cavalier Haney was driving, and that is when they discovered it had been stolen.

Troopers say they also found small amounts of drugs in Haney's pants, but it is unclear right now whether he was under the influence of something when he ran from police.

Haney was the only one killed in the accident.


One person is dead and three others injured after a driver fleeing from police caused a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 101 near Lakeside.

Oregon State Police say just before 5 p.m. Tuesday, a state trooper attempted to pull a vehicle over for speeding while heading northbound on Highway 101.

The driver ignored the trooper's request to pull over and tried to elude him by taking off down the road.

Seven miles down the road, the car hit four other vehicles on the Ten Mile Creek Bridge.

The driver attempting to get away from police was killed at the scene, and three other people were taken to local area hospitals with unknown injuries.

Highway 101 was shut down in both directions and a detour was set up for passenger vehicles only.

Mast Brothers Towing Company out of Reedsport told KCBY News that the crash should be cleaned up by 10 p.m. Traffic in the area was slow moving, and was expected to be that way into the night.