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Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office
63333 Highway 20 West
Bend, Oregon 97701
(541) 388-6655





Injury Motor Vehicle Crash Highway 20 and Plainview Rd.
Driver of vehicle #1
Matthew W Kiesel, 20 years of age, from La Pine Oregon, driving a blue 1992 Geo Metro
Driver of vehicle #2
Anthony James Powers, 51 years of age from Bend Oregon, driving a black 1996 Toyota Tacoma
On September 2, 2011 at about 7:25pm Deschutes County Deputies were dispatched to an injury motor vehicle crash at Hwy 20W and Plainview Rd. 
The investigation revealed that Anthony Powers was on Hwy 20W at the intersection of Plainview Road and had stopped waiting to turn left onto Plainview Rd. Matthew Kiesel, who was also west bound on Hwy 20W rear ended Powers’ Tacoma pickup causing the crash. Both vehicles ended up on the north side of Hwy 20W just west of Plainview Road. Both vehicles were towed due to extensive damage.
After extricating Matthew Kiesel from his vehicle by use of the Jaws of Life. Both driver's were transported to St. Charles in Bend with non life threatening injures, however it appeared that Mr. Kiesel’s injuries were more serious than Mr. Powers’. Hwy 20W was closed intermittently for approximately an hour while this crash was investigated.
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Oregon State Police, Cloverdale Fire.
Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash and both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.
Sgt. Ronny Dozier
Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office


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