Driver 1: Taylor Hanson Bernhardt
23 years of age
Vehicle: 2013 Chevrolet Cruze
Passenger: Kara Ross
23 years of age
Driver 2: Jason Hancock
41 years of age
Vehicle: 1983 GMC truck
Passenger: Natalie Hancock
48 years of age
Driver3: Stacie Benedict
54 years of age
Vehicle: 2009 BMW motorcycle
On Saturday, 8/01/15, at approximately 3:31 PM, deputies from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported head on collision involving multiple vehicles on S. Century Dr. in the Sunriver area. Dispatch reported the crash was involving a motorcycle, truck pulling a boat, and car. It was reported there were multiple people injured in the crash, and entrapment in one of the vehicles. Dispatch reported the roadway was completely blocked by the crash.
Deputies investigating the crash determined based on witness statements and evidence at the crash scene the Chevrolet passenger car driven by Taylor Hanson was driving northbound on S. Century Dr. when it crossed the center line colliding head on with the GMC truck driven by Jason Hancock. The BMW motorcycle driven by Stacie Benedict was following the truck southbound on S. Century Dr. After the car and truck collided they came to an abrupt stop causing the motorcycle to collide with the car.
Taylor Hanson and Jason Hancock were taken to St. Charles by air ambulance with serious injuries. Benedict, Ross, and Natalie Hancock were transported to St. Charles by ground ambulance with serious injuries.
Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Sunriver Police Department, Oregon State Police, Sunriver Fire Department, La Pine Fire Department, and Deschutes County Road Department. S. Century Dr. was closed for approximately three hours.
Deputies are being assisted by Deschutes County Detectives and this crash is still under investigation.