Two Bend residents were killed Saturday evening in a crash involving a motorcycle and a Jeep at a curve on NW Mt. Washington Drive west of NW Archie Briggs Road.

According to Bend Police, 43-year-old motorcycle operator James Robert Graham and his passenger, Shannon Elizabeth Lewis, 33, were riding westbound on Mt. Washington Drive west of Archie Briggs Road at around 6:30 p.m. Graham lost control on a curve and crashed, sliding into the path of an eastbound Jeep Wrangler driven by Julie Lezotte, 50, of Bend, according to police.

The motorcycle riders were not conscious when located at the scene. Bystanders performed CPR and first responders continued those efforts. Graham died at the scene, and Lewis was taken to St. Charles Bend, where she later died, according to Bend Police.

Police determined Lezotte had been driving east at or under the speed limit and that she was not at fault.

The investigation is ongoing and police seek witnesses to the crash or events leading up to the crash. Witnesses can contact the Bend Police Department at 541-693-6911.

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