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Serious Injury Motorcycle Crash - Highway 20 in east Deschutes County

September 21, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

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A 55-year old Bend-area man was critically injured Friday afternoon when he crashed his motorcycle off a remote section of Highway 20 in east Deschutes County. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash.

On September 20, 2013 at approximately 3:00 p.m., a 2005 Honda motorcycle operated by BRENT D. MORGAN, age 55, from Bend, was eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 68 when, for an unknown reason, it traveled off the highway. MORGAN was ejected from the motorcycle and critically injured.

Three nurses traveling through the area came upon the crash scene and provided initial medical treatment. An air ambulance responded and transported MORGAN to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. The highway was closed about 35 minutes for emergency air transport.

MORGAN was wearing a protective helmet. There is no evidence that any other vehicles were involved in the crash.

OSP Burns office Trooper James King is the lead investigator.


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