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John Sacco, age 24, crossed into the westbound lane and his pickup collided with a Freightliner truck

A Redmond man was killed in a head-on collision near Prineville early Monday morning.

According to an Oregon State Police report, the crash happened just after 6 a.m., on Highway 126 near milepost 12, west of Prineville. 

A preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound Chevrolet pickup, operated by 24-year-old John Sacco, of Redmond, crossed into the westbound lane and collided head-on with a Freightliner pulling a standard 53-foot box trailer, operated by 59-year-old Harold Blan Jr., of Prineville. 

Sacco sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Blan Jr. was treated on-scene for his injuries.  

Highway 126 was closed for approximately six hours and a detour was put in place by ODOT. 

OSP was assisted by Crook County Sheriff's Office and ODOT. 


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