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Bend Dentist Killed In Crash

BEND, OR -- A Bend woman was killed while biking on Dodds Road, east of Bend, Saturday afternoon. According to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, 41-year-old Shantel Witt was driving a pickup eastbound when she failed to negotiate a slight curve, crossed the road. She struck a cyclist riding on the westbound shoulder, before leaving the roadway.

Marika Stone (pictured above) was the third in a line of three bicyclists riding westbound; she died at the scene. The 38-year-old Stone was a local dentist, avid cyclist and mother of two. 
Witt (right) was arrested for first degree Manslaughter, Driving Under the Influence and Reckless Driving. She has since been released from the Deschutes County Jail. 


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