Redmond Police Dept.

Redmond, Oregon – A Redmond woman was struck and killed as she tried to cross SW Canal Blvd. Redmond Police and other emergency personnel responded just before 5 p.m. to the reported vehicle-pedestrian crash on SW Canal Blvd. just north of SW Odem Medo Road.

A preliminary investigation found that pedestrian Maria Socorro Nunez Rodriguez, 85, of Redmond, was attempting to cross two lanes of travel when she was struck by a southbound Ford pickup driven by a 45-year-old Bend man.

Nunez Rodriguez sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. The car’s driver was unhurt and remained on scene, cooperating with the investigation.

Southwest Canal Blvd. was closed for about three hours as the Oregon State Police assisted in reconstructing the accident scene. We would like to thank the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, Redmond Public Works, and the Deschutes County Medical Examiner for their assistance with this crash. 

RPD would like to remind drivers to remain vigilant, especially at night when it is more difficult to see. Pedestrians are reminded to wear light-colored or reflective clothing during hours of darkness and to utilize marked and lighted crosswalks whenever possible.

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