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On Friday, June 12, 2020 at approximately 3:30 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a three vehicle collision on Hwy 97 near milepost 118.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Malibu, operated by Ann Marie Brock (59) of Redmond, was northbound on Hwy 97 preparing to turn left into a driveway. The Malibu was struck from behind by a Nissan Rogue operated by James Rooks (73) of Crooked River Ranch. The impact pushed the Malibu into the southbound lane and into the path of Toyota Highlander operated by Stephanie Bates (31) of Forest Grove.
Brock sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
James Rooks and his passenger in the Nissan Rogue, Jacquelyn Rooks (76), were transported to Redmond St. Charles Medical Center with serious injuries.
Stephanie Bates and her passengers in the Toyota Highlander, David Bates (38) and a juvenile female, were transported to the Redmond St. Charles Medical with injuries.
OSP was assisted by Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Bend Police Department, Central Oregon Police Chaplaincy, ODOT and Redmond Fire and Rescue.