(NOTE: Any questions regarding this case should be directed to Lake County District Attorney Ulys Stapleton at (541) 947-6009)
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SEAN TAYLOR BERGLUND, age 22, from Gresham, was arraigned May 13, 2013, for one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree. With bail set at $50,000, BERGLUND was booked into Lake County Jail and released later Monday after posting bail. According to the Lake County District Attorney's Office, the court set numerous conditions to assist in monitoring the defendant's behavior and compliance after release from custody.
On September 2, 2012, at approximately 12:50 a.m., a 1997 Ford F150 pickup was traveling northbound on Highway 31 near milepost 51 when it traveled off the roadway into the ditch and rolled numerous times, ending on its top. The passenger, ROBERT EDWARD SANCHEZ BUSCH, age 22, also from Gresham, was pronounced deceased at the scene and BERGLUND was transported by ambulance to a Bend-area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Although Berglund told investigating troopers that an unidentified third person was driving the vehicle, during the multi-month ongoing investigation, BERGLUND was identified by OSP as the pickup's driver.