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Sisters man dies in highway accident

A 70-year-old Sisters man was killed crossing Highway 20 west of town in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Oregon State Police reported that on Saturday, February 29, at approximately 5:18 a.m. emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Highway 20 near mile post 98.

Preliminary investigation revealed that an International box truck, operated by Wallace Cook Jr., age 37, of Portland, was eastbound on Highway 20 when a pedestrian, Richard Vogt of Sisters, crossed the highway in front of the truck and was struck.

Vogt sustained fatal injuries.

Cook called 911 and is cooperating with the investigation. OSP was assisted by Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Sisters Fire Department, and ODOT on the scene.


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