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Pelican Bay State Prison employee dies in vehicle crash

BROOKINGS, OR.- An off-duty Pelican Bay Corrections Officer is killed after crashing head-on into a tree.
 
29-year-old Joel Ramos of Brookings, Oregon was driving northbound on Highway 101 Saturday morning about a mile north of the California border. Oregon State Troopers confirmed Ramos had just off work at Pelican Bay State Prison, and was on his way home when the crash occurred.
 
Officers are investigating if Ramos fell asleep at the wheel.