Bend PD: 15-year-old dies after e-bike – minivan collision

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A 15-year-old boy died Saturday after a minivan struck the e-bike he was riding on in an intersection, Bend Police said.

The collision happened just after 4:30 p.m. at NE Highway 20 and Dean Swift Road. That’s near the East Bend Library.

Bend Police said the teen was riding with a passenger on the back. They were riding westbound on the sidewalk on the eastbound side of Highway 20.

Police say a Dodge caravan was turning right from Dean Swift Road onto eastbound Highway 20 when it struck the e-bike in the intersection.

The 15-year-old was taken to the hospital and was later pronounced deceased, police said. The passenger on the e-bike was not injured.

The teen who died was not wearing a helmet, police said.

The Caravan driver remained at the scene and was cooperative, police said. As of Saturday evening, the driver had not been cited or charged.


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