Lapine Man Killed In Single Vehicle Crash

Oregon State Police Troopers from the Springfield Area Command and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 58 near milepost 32 on July 5, 2018 at approximately 12:05 p.m.

Preliminary investigation is Robert Bieler, age 81 of Lapine, was traveling east on Hwy 58 near milepost 32 when for an unknown reason failed to negotiate a slight left hand curve. The vehicle he was operating, a 2006 (GMC) St. Vincent De Paul delivery truck traveled off the highway down an embankment, across a side road before colliding into a large oak tree.

Bieler was pronounced deceased at the scene.