On July 18, head-on crash killed a man from Bend. A white 2005 Jeep Liberty was going south on Highway 97, drove onto the southbound shoulder. The driver overcorrected and spun into the northbound lane. He struck a 2014 Dodge Ram, driven by was Clarence Noblet, 55 and his passenger, Laraine Noblet, also 55. The driver of the Jeep died upon impact. His name has been withheld until the next of kin can be notified. The occupants of the van were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.
On July 14 at 2:30 AM Chevrolet Malibu driven by Jesse Butler, 30, was going east on Highway 30. The vehicle did not negotiate a left curve and smashed through the guardrail. The car rolled several times, went 200 feet, and slammed into a utility pole. The driver was ejected from the Malibu and died. The passenger, Travis Culbertson, 36, also died.
A 69-year-old woman who was struck by a driver as she was walking in South Berkeley just before 6 pm on May 4 was left in critical condition.
On May 15, due to a serious accident, Navarre Avenue in Oregon OH was closed for several hours. Life Flight was called to the scene of the crash. Young woman, 16-year-old, was driving her Pontiac south when a gray Ford, driven by a 30-year-old man, was going westbound on Navarre before they slammed into each other. The teenager was taken to the hospital by a life flight and is in critical condition. The other driver suffered minor injuries. Both cars were totaled.
A fatal crash occurred on June 3 on Highway 20 in Malheur County. The Oregon State Police responded to the three-car crash at milepost 244 near Vale.
On May 15 log truck accident killed a North Bend man on Highway 38 near Elkton. The preliminary investigation determined that a fully loaded log truck operated by John Dickens, 63, was going eastbound on Highway 38. Dickens stopped at a wide spot on the highway and got out of the log truck. The log truck began to roll and hit the man while he was outside it, killing him. OSP is investigating why the log truck rolled while there was no driver inside.
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