July 9, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
A Redmond-area man was seriously injured Tuesday morning when he was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross on foot a multi-lane stretch of Highway 97 south of Redmond. Oregon State Police (OSP) is completing the investigation.
On July 9, 2013 at approximately 9:50 a.m., JASON W. BROWN, age 28, from Redmond, was trying to cross Highway 97 near SW Tomahawk Avenue on foot from the east side of the highway to the west side. BROWN cleared the two north lanes and was in the center paved median when he tried to cross the two southbound lanes. As he was in the left southbound lane he was struck by a 1992 Toyota Camry driven by CHAD M. SCHMITT, age 35, from Redmond.
BROWN was transported by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with serious, non-life threatening injuries.
SCHMITT was not injured.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Redmond Police Department, Redmond Fire & Rescue, and ODOT. Senior Trooper William Duran is the lead investigator.
The highway was briefly blocked for air ambulance transport and completely opened about an hour after the crash.
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