A Bend man was killed in a crash east of Bend after he allegedly rear-ended another vehicle over the weekend. Oregon State Police responded to the “T”-intersection of Highway 20 and Powell Butte Road Saturday afternoon about 2:42. A Jeep Grand Cherokee was stopped, facing east, waiting to turn north. A Ford Econoline van was also eastbound on Highway 20 and also intended to turn north onto Powell Butte Road. The van, driven by 59-year-old Edward Robinson, hit the Jeep from behind. Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene while his 2 of his 3 passengers were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The 3 people in the Jeep were not injured. State Police say alcohol and the failure to use seat belts are factors in case.
Passengers in the Ford van, Markus Mastrud (62) of Bend and Owen Leinweber (54) of Bend, were transported to the hospital with serious injuries - Amy Bell (40) of Bend was not injured.
The driver of the Jeep Cherokee, Richie Masters (34) and his two passengers Pamela Radabaugh (31) of Bend and a male juvenile were not transported by emergency personnel.