COOS BAY -- A 43-year-old Coos Bay man was killed Monday when his four-wheeler rolled over.

According to the Coos County Sheriff's Office, Eric Osterson left his home around 2 a.m. to go riding on West Fork Millicoma Road.

When he hadn't returned several hours later, his family went looking for him. They found him about 8:30 a.m., lying by his ATV on a gravel road near milepost 8.

Investigators determined that his ATV had traveled off the road up an embankment and rolled over, inflicting fatal injuries.

Osterson wasn't wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The Coos County Medical Examiner's Office is assisting deputies with the investigation. Deputies say alcohol is being considered as a factor in Osterson's death.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.