BEND, OR -- Three people were killed in a Wednesday afternoon crash on Highway 20, east of Bend. A preliminary investigation by Oregon State Police indicates a westbound van drifted onto the shoulder, crossed back onto the highway and into oncoming traffic, hitting a Ford Explorer head-on.
The driver of the van, 54-year-old Wesley Earp of Redmond, was pronounced dead at the scene. Jim and Fayme Reynolds, both 65 and both of Bend, were the driver and passenger in the Explorer; they were also killed in the crash.
The highway was closed for about an hour; the investigation is ongoing.