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Bend Woman Dies from Injuries Related to May 2nd Traffic Crash - Highway 20 West of Tumalo
05/20/2008
Sergeant Don Wagner
Oregon State Police - Prineville / Madras
Office: (541) 388-6213

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An 18-year old Bend-area woman died Sunday from injuries she received in a May 2nd two vehicle head-on traffic crash on Highway 20 near Gerking Market Road west of Tumalo.
 
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Sergeant Don Wagner, JENNIFER LANTER, age 18, was critically injured May 2, 2008 at approximately 6:00 p.m. when a car she was riding in was involved in a two vehicle crash. Investigation indicates a green 1999 Toyota Camry four-door driven by CAMERON ROSSEAU, age 20, with LANTER as a passenger, was eastbound on Highway 20 when his vehicle drifted onto the shoulder and over-corrected, colliding with an oncoming white 2000 GMC Sierra pick-up.

 
The driver of the pickup, GREG KACKSTETTER, age 57, and his passenger DOUG RICHMOND, age 59, both from Sisters, were injured.

 
All occupants were taken to St. Charles Medical Center. ROSSEAU, KACKSTETTER, and RICHMOND were transported by ground ambulance and LANTER was taken by air-ambulance. Both LANTER and RICHMOND were reported to have received serious injuries. All occupants were using safety restraints and both vehicle airbags deployed.
 
St. Charles Medical Center confirmed LANTER died Sunday, May 18th.
 
Highway 20 was shutdown for approximately 3 1/2 hours during the investigation.

OSP troopers from the Bend Area Command and Deschutes County Sheriffs Office responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation.