On January 31, 2014 at approximately 2:28 p.m., a silver Acura SUV, operated by a 61 year old male, from Salem, was westbound on Highway 20 near milepost 86. A black Toyota pickup, operated by a 42 year old male, from Newberg, was eastbound on Highway 20 at the same location. For unknown reasons the ACURA crossed into the east bound lane and crashed nearly head-on into the Toyota pickup.
Both the driver of the Acura and the driver of the Toyota pickup received fatal injuries from the crash. A 41 year old female passenger of the Toyota pickup, from King City, was transported by ground ambulance to Saint Charles Hospital in Bend for non-life threatening injuries.
All involved parties were wearing safety belts and both vehicles' air bags deployed.
OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT, Black Butte Ranch Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Black Butte Ranch Fire Department and Sisters Fire Department. The highway was closed for about three hours during the investigation.
Photograph provided by OSP