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

 
 

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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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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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