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Troopers Extinguish Car Fire, Help Trapped Driver - Highway 97 near Redmond
09/28/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers extinguished a car fire and helped one driver trapped in her vehicle following a Tuesday night traffic crash on Highway 97 near Redmond. Neither driver was injured, but one driver was arrested and the other driver cited following the crash.
 
On September 27, 2011 at approximately 9:55 p.m. OSP Trooper Andrea Vaughn was southbound on Highway 97 near milepost 126 when she saw a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero northbound at 79 mph in a 55 mph speed zone. After Vaughn turned to overtake the Oldsmobile driven by KALIE D. GIBSON, age 32, from Bend, it collided into the back of a northbound 2010 Ford F150 pickup driven by SHELLY ANNE BROOKER, age 49, from Redmond.
 
After impact, the Oldsmobile came to rest in the right northbound lane and its front end caught fire. GIBSON was able to get out of her car as troopers used fire extinguishers to put out the fire.
 
The Ford pickup spun across the northbound lanes and rolled onto its driver side coming to rest blocking the center and left southbound lane. BROOKER was trapped inside uninjured and troopers removed her out of the pickup through its sunroof.
 
Investigation indicates GIBSON leaned over to place something on the passenger side floor when her car collided into the pickup. GIBSON was cited for Careless Driving.
 
BROOKER was arrested by OSP for Probation Violation and cited for Driving While Revoked.
 
OSP was assisted at the scene by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and Redmond Fire & Rescue.