Bend man dies after Hwy. 126 rear-end crash OSP: Distracted driving 'considered a factor'

A Bend man was fatally injured and several other people also were hurt in a rear-end crash on Highway 126 east of Sisters on Christmas Day, Oregon State Police reported Wednesday. Troopers said distracted driving is considered a contributing factor to the crash. OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday to the reported crash on Highway 126 at Cloverdale Road, just east of Sisters, OSP Sgt. Michael Berland said. A preliminary investigation found that a blue 2013 Chevy Equinox driven by David Jackson, 58, of Bend, was slowing down and preparing to make a left turn when it was rear-ended by a maroon 2001 GMC Yukon driven by Andria Mengucci, 40, a female Madras resi

Barn burns near Tumalo Cloverdale volunteers arrive with tender

A barn burned down northwest of Tumalo early Monday and officials are still investigating the cause. At 6:09 a.m., an emergency caller reported a 30-by-40-foot barn was on fire in the 65500 block of Tweed Road. No animals were inside, but the building contained a tractor, forklift and backhoe worth about $100,000. The Bend Fire Department responded with two engines and 15 firefighters. The lost building was valued at about $40,000. The property is owned by Joe and Rose Demeyer, according to county property records. The Demeyers ran a dairy farm in Redmond for three decades, retiring in 2006, according to Bulletin archives. The Bend Fire Department was assisted on the call by volunteers with

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