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News Release
Fatal MVA results in Tumalo power outages - 01/11/20


Fatal Crash disrupts power to Tumalo Residents


Released by: Sergeant Shawn Heierman

Release Date: January 11, 2020


Location:  Tumalo Reservoir Road/ Mock Road            


Driver/Deceased: Hill, William Vincent Jr.    61 years of age of  Condon, Oregon


Vehicle: Gray 2003 Ford F-350 flatbed pickup






On January 10, 2020 at approximately 19:16 hours, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a roll over motor vehicle crash on Tumalo Reservoir Rd near Mock Rd. The reporting party who had been following the crashed pickup westbound on Tumalo Reservoir Rd, called Deschutes County 911 to report the crash saying the MVA also resulted in damage to a power pole.


Responding deputies found a gray 2003 Ford F-350 flatbed pickup registered to 61 year old William Hill of Condon, Oregon, on it’s top with severe body damage. William Hill who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was found to be deceased at the scene by responding deputies. During the crash, the pickup had caused significant damage to a power pole maintained by Central Electric Co-op, and had also damaged the fence of a property owner.


Central Electric Co-op employees responded to the crash scene to repair the power pole and restore power to local residents who had called CEC to report power outages in the area.


While the exact cause of the crash is unknown at this time, road conditions in that area that night were reported to be spots of black ice. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash at this time, however the crash is under further investigation.



The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


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