REDMOND, OR -- A 58-year-old Bend man died following a single-vehicle crash on the north end of Redmond, Friday evening. According to State Police, Kim Houston was southbound just before 5:30 p.m., when his pickup drifted out of his lane and hit a guard-rail at Canal Boulevard.
Investigators say it appears Houston wasn't wearing his seatbelt and was thrown from the truck; first responders found him critically injured on the overpass above the crash scene. He was later pronounced dead by emergency crews. His dog was also killed.
Impaired driving is being investigated as a contributing factor in the cause of the crash.