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Motorcyclist killed in Highway 20 crash

A 65-year-old Bend man died when he crashed his Harley Davidson motorcycle on Highway 20 Saturday, trying to avoid other vehicles.

According to the Oregon State Police, troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single-vehicle crash on Highway 20 near milepost 88 by Suttle Lake on Saturday, July 24, at approximately 9:10 a.m.

Preliminary investigation revealed Richard Cissna of Bend was westbound, operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle, when he attempted to avoid traffic that had slowed, lost control and crashed. Cissna sustained fatal injuries.

OSP was assisted by Black Butte Police Department, Black Butte Fire District, and Oregon Department of Transportation.


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