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Critical Injury Crash Hwy 126East West of Redmond

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A two vehicle crash resulting in critical injuries occurred on Highway 126East of Redmond on Tuesday afternoon.   Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers from the Bend Area Command are continuing the investigation. 


According to Sergeant Keith Taylor, on May 7, 2013 at approximately 4:34 p.m. a two vehicle crash occurred on Highway 126East near milepost 109 about one mile west of Redmond.  A Toyota Corolla, driven by JESSICA GARCIA, age 19, from Redmond was eastbound on Highway 126East rounding a right hand curve.  Also in the Corolla were the right front passenger, MATTHEW FRANZ, age 27, from Bend, right rear passenger, KYLE KEMP, age 19, from Redmond, and a left rear passenger, a male juvenile, from Central Oregon. 


A Kia Sportage SUV, driven by SUSAN BURDICK, age 54, from Redmond was westbound on Highway 126East.  Also in the Sportage was the right front passenger, LARRY BURDICK, age 69, from Redmond. 


As GARCIA'S vehicle was eastbound rounding the curve her vehicle went into the westbound lane where it crashed into BURDICK'S vehicle nearly head on. 


JESSICA GARCIA and the male juvenile from the Corolla were airlifted to St. Charles Hospital in Bend with Critical Injuries.  FRANZ was transported by ground ambulance to St. Charles in Redmond with minor injuries.  KEMP was treated at the scene and was not transported.


Both SUSAN BURDICK and LARRY BURDICK were transported by ground ambulance to St. Charles Hospital in Bend with serious injuries. 


OSP troopers are continuing the investigation.  Alcohol use is being investigated on GARCIA as a contributing factor in the crash.  Seat belt usage for all involved is unknown; however, both involved vehicles air bags deployed during the crash. 


OSP was assisted at the scene by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Redmond Police Department, Oregon Department of Transportation, Deschutes County District Attorney's Office, Redmond Fire and Rescue, and Sister/Camp Sherman Fire and Rescue. 


Photographs courtesy of OSP


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