Fatal Crash on Hwy 97 – Wasco County

On Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at approximately 5:43 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near milepost 59.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevrolet pick-up pulling a 5th- wheel travel trailer, operated by Jeffery Murphy (61) of Bend, was northbound when it went off the road and rolled down a steep embankment.

Murphy sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by South Wasco County Fire, Juniper Flat Fire and Rescue and ODOT.