MAN LOSES LIFE FROM A MEDICAL EMERGENCY ON HWY 20 EAST OF BEND WHILE DRIVING

MAN LOSES LIFE FROM A MEDICAL EMERGENCY ON HWY 20 EAST OF BEND WHILE DRIVING

News Release from Oregon State Police 
Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2017 9:17 AM
On December 12, 2017 at approximately 8:00PM, OSP Troopers from Bend responded to the report of a non-crash related medical emergency on Highway 20 near milepost 47, east of Bend. The initial report indicated a 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser was eastbound when the 70 year old male driver, identified as Larry Wayne HOPKINS of Burns when he suffered a medical emergency, crossed into the oncoming lane and stopped. A male passenger was able to put the vehicle into park and with the assistance of a Good Samaritan was able to remove HOPKINS from the vehicle and begin CPR. Another passenger, who is related to HOPKINS, called 911.

The responding OSP Sergeant and Trooper arrived and relieved the Good Samaritans and continued CPR. An air ambulance had been dispatched and medics from Bend Fire and Rescue arrived a short time later and attempted life saving measures. Shortly after the air ambulance arrived, medics pronounced HOPKINS deceased. The family member on scene reported HOPKINS had a history of heart problems and was taking medications.

Hwy 20 was closed for nearly an hour and OSP was assisted by ODOT and Bend Fire and Rescue.

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