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A Bend man was killed in a single vehicle crash Thursday morning near the Malheur-Harney county line.

Around 10:47 a.m., John Lawrence, 51, drove a Hyundai Santa Fe off the westbound side of Highway 20 and struck a tree about midway between Burns and Ontario, according to the results of Oregon State Police's preliminary investigation.

Lawrence was pronounced dead at the scene.

The highway was partially closed for three hours.

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