La Pine man, 81, dead after St. Vincent de Paul truck crashes near Oakridge
OAKRIDGE, Ore. - A La Pine man died when the truck he was driving went off Highway 58 and hit a tree Thursday.
Oregon State Police said Robert Bieler, 81, died when the 2006 GMC truck he was driving went off the road west of Oakridge around noon.
Investigators say the St. Vincent de Paul delivery truck left the road in a lefthand curve. The truck went down an embankment and across a side road before hitting a large oak tree, police said.