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John Day man dies in Deschutes County crash Sunday

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Published on April 16, 2018 11:28AM

Last changed on April 16, 2018 11:29AM

Kevin Faber, 55, of John Day suffered fatal injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 20 in Deschutes County Sunday, April 15.

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Kevin Faber, 55, of John Day suffered fatal injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 20 in Deschutes County Sunday, April 15.


A John Day man died in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday in Deschutes County.

Kevin Faber, 55, suffered fatal injuries at the intersection of Highway 20E and Hamby Road at about 5:45 p.m., according to an Oregon State Police press release.

Preliminary investigation revealed a blue Dodge 2500 pickup, being driven by David Rausch, 33, of Bend, was traveling westbound on Highway 20E approaching Hamby Road. A maroon Mercury Mystique, driven by Faber, was southbound on Hamby Road at the stop sign for Highway 20E, according to the release, and Faber suddenly pulled out in front of the Dodge pickup and Faber’s vehicle was struck on the driver’s side door. Faber was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Faber’s passenger, Dalena Norton, 43, of John Day suffered from non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at a local hospital. Neither Rausch nor his passenger, Clayton Coe, 56, of Bend sustained any injuries.

Highway 20E was closed for approximately one hour following the crash and then opened to one lane for an additional hour and a half. Bend Police Department, Bend Fire, ODOT, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and the Deschutes County Medical Examiner’s Office assisted OSP.



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