On Thursday, March 28, 2019, at approximately 8:00 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle rollover crash on Highway 20 near Fryrear Road, located between Sisters and Bend.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a black 2001 Nissan Pathfinder, operated by 25 year old Bend resident Tyler Wright and sole occupant, was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 near Fryrear Road. For unknown reasons, Wright crossed over the oncoming lane and impacted a power pole, coming to a rest on its top.
Wright sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Highway 20 was closed for approximately 5 hours. Power and utilities continue to be out for the local residents of this area and efforts are being made to restore those services.
Oregon State Police Troopers were assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Sisters Rural Fire, Bend Fire and Rescue and ODOT.
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