Rollover Crash on Deschutes Market Road

Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office - 12/25/18

On December 25, 2018 at approximately 0917 hours deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a rollover motor vehicle accident on Deschutes Market Road near Morrill Rd. Upon arrival, deputies located the vehicle on its roof down a 30 foot embankment. All parties were out of the vehicle. The driver had a small laceration to his forehead and multiple small cuts on the back of his head from glass. The female passenger was complaining of pain to her knee and was holding her three young children to keep them warm. One of the three children received a minor abrasion to his face.  All parties were treated and released at the scene by Bend Fire Medics.

The investigation revealed the driver was southbound on Deschutes Market Road when he lost control of his vehicle on the icy roadway and rolled down the embankment. All parties were wearing seatbelts and all three children were restrained in car seats.   The family was enroute to their relative’s house to celebrate Christmas. Their Christmas presents were scattered around the crash. Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted by OSP and Bend Fire who helped gather the presents and load them into a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle. Family members arrived on scene to provide transportation to all parties involved in the accident. Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputies delivered the families Christmas presents to their relatives home so they could celebrate Christmas.

Alcohol or Drugs were not a contributing factor in the crash.        

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service organization providing patrol, criminal investigations, corrections, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 units. Founded in 1916 and today directed by Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the more than 185,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 180 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.