Sunday, June 25, 2017

Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device Leads to Fatal Crash Near Bend

FAILURE TO OBEY TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE LEADS TO FATAL CRASH NEAR BEND


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: June 25th, 2017 4:51 PM
On June 24, 2017, at approximately 2:30 PM, Oregon State Troopers and emergency workers responded to a two-vehicle, single fatal, at the intersection of Cooley Road and US Highway 20 in Bend.

The investigation revealed unit #1, a 2007 silver Subaru Outback, driven by Donald S. Grosh (age 92 from Bend) was southbound on Cooley Rd. GROSH approached a stop sign and failed to stop at the traffic control device before entering US Highway 20W.  Unit #2, a 2011 Dodge truck (with top RV camper), driven by Randall S. Pelcher (age 66 from Bishop, CA) was westbound on US 20W approaching the intersection of Cooley Road. PELCHER was unable to avoid crashing into the driver (front) side of Unit #1.  GROSH was transported by ambulance to St. Charles where he was declared deceased.

BELCHER and his passenger, Lori K. Burk-Pelcher (age 58 from Bishop, CA) were not injured. OSP was assisted by Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, and Bend Fire.

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