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Bend Man Arrested on Manslaughter, Criminally Negligent Homicide Charges
10/29/2009
Sergeant Bill Fugate
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
(541) 440-3334
 
Detective Sergeant Travis Jurgens
Crook County Sheriff's Office
(541) 447-6398

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A Bend-area man was arrested Thursday in Douglas County by Oregon State Police for Manslaughter in the First Degree and Criminally Negligent Homicide following an indictment by a Crook County Grand Jury related to a September 2009 fatal traffic crash.
 
KENNETH ALAN WOOD, age 44, from Bend, was arrested in the Myrtle Creek area and lodged at the Douglas County Jail. Bail is set at $100,000.
 
Previously released information from the Crook County Sheriff's Office indicates on September 10, 2009 at approximately 10:33 p.m., deputies, Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel from the Prineville Fire Department responded to a report of a single vehicle rollover crash on Millican Road near milepost 10.
 
During the investigation it was determined that WOOD was driving southbound on Millican Road when he lost control of the 1999 Green GMC Sierra Pick-up. It left the southbound lane of travel, going onto the gravel shoulder and then came across the road onto the opposite shoulder where it rolled several times.
 
WOOD was transported St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with non-life threatening injuries.
 
Passenger Tony Armand Partipilo, age 40, from Bend, was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
Both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.