George Noorey

ON AIR NOW

George Noorey

10:00pm - 12:00am

Contact
Local News


BEND, OR --A wrong-way driver is blamed for a head-on collision on the Bend Parkway, Thursday night. Several witnesses reported seeing a pickup speeding north in the southbound lanes, near Hawthorne, just before midnight. 

 
Just as Bend officers were dispatched, a Deschutes County Sergeant reported being hit head-on, near Empire. Officers arrested 59-year-old Robert Hughes for Reckless Driving and Driving under the Influence, among other charges. He was not hurt, but the Sheriff's Sergeant was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 
 
The Parkway was closed for about two hours overnight for that investigation.  
 
UPDATE: Bend Police have released the name of the DCSO Sergeant involved in the crash, at the request of the Sheriff's Office. Sgt. Grant Johnstone has been released from the hospital where he received treatment for his injuries. 

Hide Comments

Traffic

 

 

  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.
  • Roundabout at intersection of NW Shevlin Park Road and NW Mt. Washington Drive for roundabout reconstruction, road closure with detours, 5/13/19 - 6/27/19.
  • Empire at Purcell CLOSED for RAB contruction through August.
  • RDM:SW 15th St from SW Indian Ave to SW Kalama Ave – Closed for construction thru August 15, 2019
  • Brosterhous Road between American Lane and Jacklight Lane for sewer main installation, southbound lane closures with detours, until 7/15/19.
KBND ON FACEBOOK
 
 
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER