Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 370 – Deschutes County


On Thursday, September 5, 2019 at approximately 6:40 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 370 near milepost 2.

Preliminary investigations reveals that a Chevy Impala, operated by Matthew Herrera (43) of Prineville, was eastbound at a high rate of speed when he lost control, on a corner, and slid sideways into the westbound lane.  The Impala collided with a westbound GMC PU operated by Aaron Ruhl (37) of Prineville.

Herrera sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Ruhl and his passenger, Jessica Heggie (32) of Prineville, were transported to St. Charles for injuries.

OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Redmond Fire and Rescue, and ODOT

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