BEND, OR -- One driver was killed and another seriously injured in a head-on collision, on Highway 97, early Sunday morning. According to Oregon State Police, the crash occurred at 3:30 a.m., two miles north of Bend.
They say a southbound Ford Explorer was struck in the southbound lane by a northbound GMC truck. The pickup driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was flown to St. Charles Bend with life threatening injuries. There were no passengers in either vehicle.
UPDATE: OSP released the names, Monday afternoon, of the drivers involved in Sunday's crash. They say 39-year-old Justin Dice, of Bend, was driving the pickup when it crossed into oncoming traffic. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Alocohol and speed are believed to have contributed to the crash.
The driver of the SUV, 19-year-old Megan Handford, also of Bend, was flown to St Charles Bend where she underwent surgery.