Prineville Man Killed in O’Neil Highway Crash

A Prineville man was killed Thursday evening in a two-car crash on Highway 370, the O’Neil Highway just east of Redmond.

Oregon State Police said a Chevy Impala, operated by 43-year-old Matthew Herrera of Prineville, was driving east at a high rate of speed when he lost control on a corner and slid sideways into the westbound lane.  The Impala collided with a westbound GMC pickup truck driven by 37-year-old Aaron Ruhl of Prineville.

Herrera sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ruhl and his passenger, 32-year-oold Jessica Heggie of Prineville, were taken to St. Charles for injuries.

OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Redmond Fire and Rescue, and ODOT.


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