Fatal Crash on Hwy 20E – Deschutes County

On Sunday, June 14, 2020 at approximately 2:42 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 20E at the intersection of Powell Butte Hwy. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a white Jeep Grand Cherokee,  operated by Richie Masters (34) of Bend, was  eastbound on Hwy 20E waiting to turn northbound onto Powell Butte Hwy.  A Ford Econoline van, operated by Edward Robinson (59) of Bend, was eastbound on Hwy 20E also intending to turn northbound onto Powell Butte Hwy and hit the Jeep Cherokee from behind.

Robinson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Passengers in the Ford, Markus Mastrud (62) of Bend and Owen Leinweber (54) of Bend, were transported to the hospital with serious injuries – Amy Bell (40) of Bend was not injured. 

Masters and his two passengers Pamela Radabaugh (31) of Bend and a male juvenile were not transported by emergency personnel.

Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.

Failure to use seat belts is believed to be a factor in the injuries. 

OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Bend Police Department, Bend Fire Department, and ODOT.