Date/Time of Release: 10/21/2011 - 08:45
Contact Person: Dwes Hutson
Contact Number: 541-440-4464
Subject: Fatal Vehicle Crash
Date/Time of Incident: 10/20/2011 - 14:10
Incident Location: 23000 block Lower Smith River Road, Reedsport, OR
Case Number: 11-3974
Driver / Deceased: Schauwecker, Randy Lee / 51 yoa / Reedsport, OR
Vehicle: 1992 Nissan pickup
On Thursday, October 20th, at about 1410 hours, deputies responded to a reported single vehicle crash in the 23000 block of Lower Smith River Road. A passing motorist advised a Nissan pickup was off the road, upside down and the male driver was still in the vehicle.
When deputies arrived they found Randy Schauwecker still in the vehicle and non-responsive. Medics arrived from Reedsport Ambulance and pronounced Schauwecker dead.
It appears as though Schauwecker was driving on Lower Smith River Road when, for an unknown reason, he drove off the road and flipped upside down. He was wearing his seat belt.
Next of kin has been notified.