(Update: Sheriff's office identifies victims, gives details of crash)
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – A T-bone crash at an intersection east of Bend Monday morning killed a 74-year-old Bend man and injured two others, one critically, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.
The crash occurred around 9:15 a.m. at the corner of Bear Creek and Byram roads, just north of Highway 20, Sergeant Jason Wall said.
An initial investigation indicated Manuel Davis, 74, was driving a BMW X3 SUV heading north on Byram Road from Highway 20 when he failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign and was struck on the driver’s side by a GMC pickup driven by a 65-year-old Bend man, Wall said.
Davis died at the scene, while his passenger, a 61-year-old Bend man, was taken to St. Charles Bend with life-threatening injuries. The pickup driver also went to the Bend hospital, in his case with non-life-threatening injuries, the sergeant said.
The sheriff’s office crash reconstructionist was called to the scene to investigate what happened. The crash and investigation closed the intersection for about four hours, and a detour was established.