A 17-year-old Bend resident has been charged with criminally negligent homicide after allegedly driving recklessly at Wickiup Reservoir, which resulted in the death of a 16-year-old Bend boy.
Just before midnight on Monday, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a crash at Wickiup Reservoir, where a vehicle was underwater with people inside.
The Ford F-150 was completely under water when deputies arrived, according to the sheriff’s office. Five people, all minors, were in the truck at the time of the accident, and all but one had been able to get out, according to the sheriff’s office.
Two passengers had serious injuries and were transported to St. Charles Bend. A third suffered injuries not considered life -threatening.
An investigation determined the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol and was driving recklessly on the lake bed, according to the sheriff’s office.
In addition to criminally negligent homicide, the driver is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless endangering and reckless driving.