FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 20W BETWEEN SISTERS AND BEND IN DESCHUTES COUNTY
News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2014 10:37 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Thursday evening's fatal traffic crash involving two vehicles along Highway 20W between Sisters and Bend. The crash resulted in the death of an adult female and non-life threatening injuries to two men.
On May 29, 2014 at approximately 8:00 p.m., a 1992 Ford Explorer driven by APRIL LOIS JEGGLIE, age 39, from Bend, was traveling eastbound on Highway 20W near Fryrear Road when it crossed the centerline and collided nearly head-on with a westbound 1999 Dodge Dakota pickup occupied by two men. After impact, the Ford Explorer continued for a brief distance and then left the highway, rolling over.
JEGGLIE, who was driving with a suspended operator's license, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The pickup's driver, CODY HERBURGER, age 27, from Sisters, was transported by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with non-life threatening injuries. Passenger NICKALAUS NEWPORT, age 29, from Sisters, received minor injury but refused ambulance transport. He was taken to the hospital later by a family member for an examination.
OSP troopers from the Bend Area Command office and OSP collision reconstructionists are continuing the investigation. Safety restraint use is also pending confirmation.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Sisters - Camp Sherman Fire District, Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District, Bend Fire Department, and ODOT.
The highway was partially closed for about two hours with a detour in place.