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News Release
Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Bear Creek Road & Byram Road (Photo) - 01/23/23

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

Released By: Sergeant Jason Wall

Date: January 23, 2023

Location: Bear Creek Road at Byram Road

Vehicle #1: 2022 BMW X3

Vehicle #2: 2008 GMC Sierra Pick-Up

Driver #1: Manuel Davis, 74-year-old male, deceased.

Passenger Vehicle #1: 61-year-old male, Bend Oregon, life threatening injuries.

Driver #2: 65-year-old male, Bend, Oregon, non-life-threatening injuries.


On 01/23/23, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a report of an injury motor vehicle crash in the area of Bear Creek Road and Byram Road. Initial reports were two vehicles involved, one of which was on its side. The two occupants of the BMW X3 which was on its side appeared injured, the sole occupant and driver of the GMC pick-up also appeared injured.

The preliminary investigation indicated the BMW X3 was travelling north on Byram Road from Highway 20, the GMC pick-up was traveling east on Bear Creek Road. The BMW X3 did not come to a complete stop at the stop sign and was struck by the GMC pick-up. The driver of the BMW X3, Manuel Davis, was pronounced deceased on the scene. Davis’s passenger was taken to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the GMC pick-up received non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstructionist responded to the scene to conduct a 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, 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 over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 263 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 178 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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