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Redmond man critically injured in O'Neil Jct. crash

Published On: Jun 25 2013 12:17:06 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 25 2013 07:15:54 PM CDT
Hwy. 97 - O'Neil Jct. crash

Three people were hurt in two-car collision Tuesday morning at Hwy. 97 and O'Neil Way north of Redmond


Three people were injured, one critically, in a two-car crash on Highway 97 at O'Neil Junction north of Redmond Tuesday morning, Oregon State Police reported.

According to OSP Lt. Carl Rhodes,around 8:30 a.m., a Suzuki passenger car driven by David K. Boyer, 77, of Redmond,pulled out from NW Pershall Way to turn left (northbound) on Highway 97 and was struck by a southbound Kia passenger car drivenĀ  by Mark W. Davis, 45, of Terrebonne.

The two drivers and Davis's passenger, Tiffany Vollertsen, 37, of Terrebonne, were taken by ambulance to St. Charles-Redmond. A hospital spokeswoman said Boyer was in critical condition late Tuesday afternoon. Troopers said Davis and Vollertsen sustained "moderate to minor injuries."

OSP troopers, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Redmond Fire & Rescue, and ODOT responded to the scene.

Trooper April Ratliff, the lead investigator, cited Boyer for driving with a suspended license.

The southbound lanes were blocked during the investigation and vehicle clearance. A detour was in place, until the road fully reopened around 10:45 a.m. Traffic updates may be found on KTVZ.COM's TripCheck page.


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