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Redmond motorist crosses roadway and collides with a blue 2004 Ford F150 with two Prineville occupants

A Redmond motorist died in a two-vehicle collision that injured two Prineville men Tuesday morning.

Redmond Police Department (RPD) reports that shortly after 8:15 a.m., personnel from RPD and Redmond Fire and Rescue responded to the crash, involving two pickups, south of Northwest Sixth Street and Northwest Quince Avenue.

A preliminary investigation determined that 79-year-old Redmond man Archie Carrol was driving a black 2000 Toyota Tundra north on Sixth Street, just north of Oak Tree Lane. His vehicle crossed the roadway and collided with a blue 2004 Ford F150, which was traveling south on Sixth Street.  Carrol died at the scene of the accident.   

Redmond Fire was able to extract the driver of the 2004 Ford, 38-year-old Prineville resident Mario Ortiz Lopez. He was flown by Life Flight to Bend St. Charles Medical Center with serious injuries. His passenger, 41-year-old Prineville resident Rodolfo Ortiz Lopez, was transported by ground ambulance to Bend St. Charles Medical Center for evaluation. 

The Bend Police Department conducted a reconstruction of the accident scene. Sixth Street between Oak Tree Lane and Quince Avenue was closed for approximately six hours. The case is being investigated by RPD, in cooperation with the Deschutes County Medical Examiner's Office and Deschutes County District Attorney's Office.  

RPD is asking to speak with any witnesses.  Witnesses are asked to contact the department at 541-693-6911.


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