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News Release
Injury Crash State Rec Road 2
Injury Crash State Rec Road 2
Motor Vehicle Crash on La Pine State Recreation Road. (Photo) - 05/20/20

Released by: Sergeant Jason Wall

Release Date: 05/20/2020

Incident Date: 05/19/20, 10:35 pm

Location: State Recreation Road east of 5th Street, La Pine, Oregon.

Driver #1: Jeffrey Clifford Lilley, 50, La Pine, Oregon.

Vehicle #1: 2004 Grey Volkswagen Passat



On May 19th, 2020 at approximately 10:35 pm, Deputies from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an Injury Motor Vehicle Crash on La Pine State Recreation Road near 5th Street in La Pine.

Upon arrival investigating Deputies at the scene determined a grey Volkswagen Passat, was traveling westbound on La Pine State Recreation Road, when it left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a power pole support causing the support cable to land in the roadway.

The vehicle sustained significant damage to the front end as a result of the crash. The driver was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and the vehicles airbags were deployed.

The sole occupant and driver of the vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the crash. The driver was ultimately transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for treatment. The driver is listed as being in stable condition.  

The driver was issued criminal citations for Driving Under the Influence of an Intoxicant, and Reckless Driving.

The cause of this crash is being investigated as driver impairment, in conjunction with a possible medical event.

La Pine State recreation Road was closed to vehicular traffic for approximately one hour due to the support cable being in the roadway. 

La Pine Fire/Medics, Oregon State Police, and Deschutes County Public Works responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing.


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, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led 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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