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The Memorial Day weekend had its share of tragedies this year. Sunday night Oregon State Police say Stephen Earl Powell, 68, was struck by a pickup and killed as he walked in an unlit area of the roadway, in the southbound lane of Highway 97 near La Pine. Friends of Powell told our news partner, News Channel 21, that Powell had been suffering from symptoms of dementia.

 
Then, just south of Sunriver, Liberty Ramsay, 23, fell out of a Chevy Blazer Robert Reynolds, 23, was driving and needed help. Police investigation reveals Ramsay had been drinking.
 

And early Saturday morning, Preston Okesson, 21, of La Pine, was found on Franklin Avenue after apparently falling from the Bend Parkway overpass. He died a short time later at St. Charles Medical Center. The investigation is continuing about the reason for his fall.

 

 

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.