A 59-year-old Redmond man was killed when he crashed his 2000 Jeep Cherokee into a tree on Forest Road 1810 near Highway 242 west of Sisters last weekend.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday, September 28, at approximately 5:19 p.m., deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and a Forest Service law enforcement officer were dispatched to a reported accident on Road 1810. The caller reported driving up on a Jeep that had crashed head-on into a tree.

Ross Bedore, the only occupant of the Jeep, was unresponsive in the driver’s seat. A family member of the reporting party pulled Bedore from the Jeep.  The first deputy and USFS law enforcement officer arrived within a minute and began CPR on Bedore. Sisters Fire Department Paramedics arrived approximately 10 minutes later and took over life-saving efforts.

Bedore was transported to the Sisters Fire Department where he was ultimately pronounced dead. 

Investigating deputies determined Bedore was headed north on the 1810 road. For unknown reasons, his Jeep left the gravel/dirt roadway, striking the tree. Bedore had been wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. Speed is believed to be a factor in this crash, the sheriff’s office reports.