Motor vehicle crash injuries one on Highway 20 at Old Bend Redmond

Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office - 12/23/18

On 12/23/2018 at approximately 1916 hrs, deputies with Deschutes County were dispatched to a report of motor vehicle crash at Highway 20 and Old Bend Redmond.  Initial reports were that the crash was a high mechanism crash with unknown injuries.

Upon arrival, deputies determined that a blue 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Jeff Kirkpatrick was westbound on Highway 20 approaching Old Bend Redmond.  A gray 2005 Ford Excursion driven by a 17 year old female juvenile from Bend attempted to turn east on Highway 20 from Old Bend Redmond and turned into the path of Kirkpatrick.

Old Bend Redmond is controlled by a stop sign at this location.  Highway 20 traffic has right of way through the area.

Kirkpatrick was transported to St. Charles Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.  Highway 20 traffic was restricted to one lane in each direction for approximately 45 minutes.  Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Deschutes County Deputies were assisted on scene by Bend Fire, Oregon State Police, and ODOT.

 The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service organization providing patrol, criminal investigations, corrections, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 units. Founded in 1916 and today directed by Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the more than 185,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 180 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.