Injury Motor Vehicle Crash

Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

On 01/05/2020 at approximately 1438 hours, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and the Redmond Fire Department were dispatched to an injury motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Northwest Way and Coyner Avenue.  Dispatch advised both vehicles had sustained major damage, both drivers were injured, and the female driver was trapped in her vehicle.

The Redmond Fire Department cut the driver’s side door from the Mazda, and Klingensmith was safely removed from the Mazda.  Smith and Klingensmith were transported to St. Charles Redmond by ground ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.  A minor child in the vehicle with Klingensmith was not injured.

The investigation revealed Klingensmith was south bound on Northwest Way and Smith was north bound on Northwest Way.  Smith attempted to turn west bound on to Coyner Avenue and struck Klingensmith’s vehicle on the driver’s side.  The crash blocked the intersection for approximately one hour until vehicles could be removed from the scene.  Alcohol is not a factor in this crash.  Smith was cited for making a dangerous left turn.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Redmond Fire Department and the Oregon State Police.

Vehicle 1:
1997 Ford F150 truck
Driver 1:
John Smith 69 year old from Redmond, OR

Vehicle 2:
2008 Mazda MZ3 passenger car
Driver 2:
Vanessa Klingensmith 38 year old from Redmond, OR

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.