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By Kyle Spurr
The Bend Bulletin 

Manslaughter charges considered against Goldendale man


January 3, 2018

Oregon State Police investigators are considering manslaughter charges against the driver involved in a fatal crash Dec. 6 on U.S. Highway 97 near Sunriver that killed a Bend man, according to court documents.

Charges for reckless driving and driving under the influence of intoxicants may also be recommended.

Court documents show OSP believes it has the evidence to prove Shannon Ray Rogers, 55, of Goldendale, Washington, was under the influence of intoxicants and speeding when he rear-ended a white 1991 Toyota pickup, driven by Brian Jay Harris, 56, of Bend.

Harris died at the scene.

A search of Rogers’ 2006 Nissan Quest minivan found a bottle of Smirnoff vodka, a “Top Shelf” ma...

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