MALHEUR COUNTY, OR (September 24, 2021) – On September 23, 2021 at approximately 10:47 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 20 near milepost 181.
Preliminary investigation revealed a westbound Hyundai Santa Fe, operated by John Lawrence (51) of Bend, traveled off the westbound shoulder of the roadway and struck a tree.
Lawrence sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Highway 20 was partially closed for 3 hours.
OSP was assisted by ODOT