Police: Speed, alcohol may be factors in deadly single-vehicle Bend crash

15th and Bear Creek fatal

A 23-year-old La Pine man died in a single-vehicle crash late Saturday night near the intersection of SE 15th Street and Bear Creek Road, Bend Police said Sunday. Police say speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash and they are asking any witnesses to come forward.

The deceased man. Jacobic Lee Barnhill. was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash, officers said.

Bend Fire and Rescue personnel responded and removed the driver — a 23-year-old from Bend — and another passenger — a 22-year-old Redmond woman. They were transported to St. Charles Medical Center for treatment, said Lieutenant Brian Beekman.

As of early Monday morning, no charges had been filed in the incident.

The crashed vehicle was a 2012 Ford Focus that had been traveling on SE 15th Street when it left the roadway and rolled, said Beekman. 

Members of the Bend Police crash reconstruction team went to the area to investigate, and that area of SE 15th Street was closed until 6:00 AM Sunday morning.


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