Authorities say a suspected drunk driver roared up behind a small pickup on Highway 97 near Sunriver Saturday morning – punched the pickup off the highway and down an embankment and into a tree, killing the driver. The suspected drunk driver’s sedan also left the road and hit a tree.
Pronounced dead at the scene was Brian Harris, 56 of Bend. Suspected drunk driver Shannon Rogers, 55, of Goldendale, WA was injured, though not seriously.
OSP troopers say Rogers was likely drunk at the wheel and speeding when he rear-ended Harris’s pickup. Charges against Rogers are pending.