REDMOND, OR -- A Madras man was killed in a head-on collision west of Redmond, Thursday evening. Oregon State Police and Deschutes County deputies responded to Highway 126 near 67th Street at about 6:30 p.m.
Investigators say an eastbound Ford Explorer
crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a mini van. The driver of the van, 41-year-old Jason Franklin, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV, 18-year-old Justice Collins of Prineville, suffered non-life threatening injuries. He was taken to St. Charles Bend.
The highway was shut down for several hours while police investigated. It reopened just before 11 p.m.