MADRAS, OR -- A Bend-area man was killed in a late-night collision, south of Madras. State troopers responded to Highway 97 near Iris, at about 11:15 p.m., Thursday.
Investigators believe Jonathan Stern was driving northbound when for an unknown reason, his car crossed over the center line and into the path of a semi truck. Stern was pronounced dead at the scene; the truck driver was taken to Redmond St. Charles with minor injuries.
The highway was closed for about four hours to allow for the investigation.