On Thursday, April 14, 2022 at approximately 1:05 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 20E near milepost 13.
Preliminary investigation revealed a white Ford F250, operated by Joshua Hart (32) of Bend, was westbound and for unknown reasons abruptly stopped and slid into the eastbound lane, colliding with a black GMC 3500 pickup pulling a 35’ goose neck trailer. The GMC was operated by Ricky Phillips (61) of Puyallup, WA. The Ford pickup rolled and came to rest in the middle of the highway with both the driver and passenger being ejected.
Hart and an unnamed passenger were transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. An adult dog in the Ford pickup was deceased and two puppies survived. Phillips was transported to an area hospital with injuries.
The highway was closed for approximately 2 hours.
OSP was assisted by Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Bend Fire and Rescue, Airlink and ODOT.