SW Canal Blvd crash injuries one

Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office - 12/26/18

On 12/25/2018 at approximately 1910 hrs, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of an injury crash on SW Canal Blvd near SW 61st Street in the Redmond area.

Upon arrival, deputies determined that a black 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Salena Wilson, age 21 of Redmond was southbound on SW Canal Blvd.  Near the 7000 block of SW Canal Blvd, the vehicle left the roadway and traveled off the right shoulder.  After leaving the roadway, Wilson struck a fence and then crashed into a tree head on.

A citizen driving the area immediately after the crash observed that Wilson had extricated herself from the vehicle and had crawled up the shoulder and onto the roadway.  The citizen stayed with Wilson to protect her from other traffic until emergency personnel were able to arrive.

Wilson was transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend Oregon with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.  The investigation is ongoing to determine why Wilson went off the roadway.

Deschutes County deputies were assisted on scene by Bend Fire.

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.