Man drives truck off Astoria pier into river

Marsha Scott
December 30, 2017

In a court filing, the arresting officer from the Astoria Police Department estimated that Erofeeff was driving 45 miles per hour when the pickup launched off the pier.

Erofeeff tried to swim away, but the cold water and swift current defeated him.

Erofeeff got out of his truck and swam several hundred feet away before he returned to the pier.

Officers did not follow Erofeeff when he drove onto a pier, but he continued and launched the pickup off the end into the Columbia before exiting the vehicle.

Some fisherman that were in a boat nearby had to help rescue him.

A fishing boat, Pacific Wind, also responded to the area to attempt to reach Erofeeff.

Timofey Erofeeff
Timofey Erofeeff

The truck has not been recovered from the river. Erofeeff should be thankful too'.

Police in OR said a burglary suspect was arrested after driving his truck off a pier and into a river while fleeing from officers.

Because of the elevated pier, officers, threw Erofeeff a life vest and floatation disc until he was plucked out of the waters by a skiff, Fox 12 reported.

After only 20 minutes in the freezing water, the would-be escape artist had to be transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital to be treated for hypothermia. He was booked into Clatsop County Jail on charges of violating parole, second-degree criminal trespass, interfering with a police officer, attempt to elude a police officer, reckless driving and third-degree escape, ABC8 reported.

The Coast Guard will tackle the job of getting the Ford out of the river.

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