FATAL CRASH ON U.S. HIGHWAY 20E IN DESCHUTES COUNTY, OREGON

DESCHUTES COUNTY, OR (April 23, 2022) - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Friday, April 22, 2022, at about 3:15 PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 20E near Gosney Road. 

The preliminary investigation determined that a red Toyota pickup, operated by Aaron Bagnall (34) of Salem, was traveling eastbound on Highway 20E. Bagnall lost control of his vehicle, slid sideways and crossed into the westbound lane.

The Toyota pickup was struck on the passenger side by a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup, operated by Miguel Martinez (34) of Prineville.

Roadway conditions at the time of the crash were hail and slush. 

Bagnall sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Martinez sustained minor injuries and declined medical transport. 

Highway 20E was closed for approximately 5 hours. 

OSP was assisted at the scene by:

  • The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
  • Bend Fire & Rescue
  • Oregon Department of Transportation

 

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