Redmond Man Dies In 3-Vehicle Crash On NW Maple Ave

Redmond Police Dept. - 12/29/18 

Redmond, OR – On Wednesday, December 26, 2018, shortly after 9:30 PM, Redmond Police Officers were notified of a three-vehicle crash on the Maple Ave Bridge which spans the Dry Canyon in Redmond.  A Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputy arrived on the scene immediately after the crash occurred and rendered aid to injured persons.  Redmond Officers and Redmond Fire & Rescue medics responded to the crash scene to provide additional aid and to investigate.

At this time, the crash is still under investigation.  Preliminary information indicates a 2002 Ford Explorer driven by Anesha Slocum, 39-years-old and a Redmond resident, was driving westbound on NW Maple Ave across the Maple Ave Bridge.  Randy Slocum, 52-years-old and a Redmond resident, was riding in the front passenger seat.

While driving across the bridge deck, Slocum’s vehicle began sliding and slid into the path of an oncoming vehicle, a 2016 Kia Optima being driven by Cristina Vasquez, 26-years-old and a Redmond resident.  Vasquez had two passengers in her vehicle, both of whom are 7-years-old.

Slocum’s vehicle collided head-on into Vasquez’s vehicle.  After the crash, a third vehicle, a 2000 Jeep Cherokee driven by Brian Beamer, 36-years-old and a Redmond resident, crashed into the rear of Vasquez’s vehicle.  Beamer’s vehicle had one passenger at the time.

All the occupants of the Slocum vehicle and Vazquez vehicle were transported to area hospitals for treatment of injuries.  On Thursday, December 27, Redmond Police was informed Mr. Randy Slocum died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash.

One of the 7-year-old children in Vasquez’s vehicle suffered a broken femur, wrist, and arm.  The other 7-year-old child did not sustain a significant injury, according to her mother.

Initial investigation indicates alcohol and/or drug impairment are not considered contributing factors in this crash.  Child safety restraint usage is being considered as contributing factors in the injuries sustained to the children involved.

This crash remains under investigation, no citations have been issued or arrests made.  After the investigation is complete, the Redmond Police Department will review the facts of the case to determine if a crime or traffic violations have been committed.

At the time of the crash, all of Redmond’s roadways were covered in ice after earlier precipitation in the day had frozen.  Redmond Police Officers had responded to other minor crashes in other parts of the City and were investigating a robbery in the area of SW 25th Street and SW Fissure Loop North at time of this crash.

The Redmond Police Department desires to remind all drivers to slow down when driving in winter weather and ensure proper child safety restraints are being utilized whenever transporting young children.  Child safety seats and supplemental restraints often prevent injury to children, when properly installed and used.  Redmond Fire & Rescue conducts a monthly child safety seat check-up at their downtown station.  Please go to inquire further.

Every winter season, your Redmond Public Works Transportation Division maintains our roadways during snow and ice events.  To view the City of Redmond 2018/2018 Snow & Ice Control Plan, please visit

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