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News Release
Fatal Crash on Highway 20-Malheur County - 09/24/21

On September 23, 2021 at approximately 10:47 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 20 near milepost 181. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a westbound Hyundai Santa Fe, operated by John Lawrence (51) of Bend, traveled off the westbound shoulder of the roadway and struck a tree. 

Lawrence sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Hwy 20 was partially closed for 3 hours. 

OSP was assisted by ODOT

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