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Motorcyclist killed in Highway 20 crash

A motorcyclist was killed in a collision on Highway 20 last Wednesday, in a wreck that blocked the highway in both directions.

Oregon State Police reported that OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded at 4:53 p.m. on July 8 to a two vehicle crash on Highway 20 at milepost 1.5 east of Sisters.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Michael Smith, age 70, of Redmond, collided with the back of a 2018 Ford 250, operated by a juvenile male; the truck was stopped waiting to turn left onto Jordan Road.

Sisters-Camp Sherman medics responded and transported Smith to an air ambulance in Sisters, but the motorcyclist was pronounced dead prior to the flight. The young man driving the Ford truck was not injured.

OSP was assisted by Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Department, ODOT, and the Central Oregon Police Chaplaincy.


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