Spokesman

A 59-year-old Redmond man was killed as a result of a Sept. 28 single-vehicle crash on a Forest Service road west of Sisters, according to a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office news release.

A caller reported that Ross Bedore drove a 2000 Jeep Cherokee head-on into a tree at 5:19 p.m. on the gravel and dirt Forest Service Road 1810, near Highway 242, the McKenzie Highway, officials said. An investigation later showed that Bedore’s SUV went off the road for unknown reasons.

After Bedore was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat, a family member of the caller pulled Bedore from the Cherokee, officials said. A Forest Service officer arrived within a minute and began performing CPR on Bedore.

After Sisters Fire paramedics arrived within 10 minutes, Bedore was taken to the fire department, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

Bedore was wearing a seatbelt during the crash, and speed is believed to be a factor.

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