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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
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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