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Suspected DUII Driver Arrested For October Quadruple Fatal

BEND, OR -- The driver believed to be responsible for a Highway 97 crash that killed a Troutdale family October 12 is now in custody. Oregon State Police say 43-year-old Jesse Ross crossed into oncoming traffic, north of Redmond, sideswiped a semi then collided with an SUV. That vehicle caught fire and four members of the Rutledge family died. Authorities later said the family was headed to Klamath Falls to view the October 14th eclipse. 

Ross, from Montana, was hospitalized for serious injuries. He was booked into the Deschutes County Jail Tuesday night on four counts of First Degree Manslaughter, Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering and DUII. He's scheduled to appear in court Wednesday afternoon. 

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