FATAL TWO-VEHICLE CRASH IN DESCHUTES COUNTY, OREGON ON HIGHWAY 126W

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DESCHUTES COUNTY, OR (July 7, 2022) - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at approximately 8:35 PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 126W near milepost 108. This is approximately two miles west of Redmond. 

The preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound white Chevrolet Impala, operated by Evan Borden (28) of Bend, attempted to turn left into a pullout on the westbound shoulder.

A Kawasaki motorcycle, operated by Rodney Miller (51) of Terrebonne, was following the Chevrolet and collided with the driver’s side door while the car was turning.  

Miller sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Evan Borden was uninjured and criminally cited for:

  • DUII
  • Reckless driving 

Highway 126W was closed for approximately 5 hours while Oregon State Police Collison Reconstruction Unit members investigated the scene. 

OSP was assisted by Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT. 

 

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