Two people were injured — one seriously — in a head-on crash at Crooked River Ranch on Dec. 7, around 3:34 p.m., on Northwest Chinook Drive.
According to information from the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, deputies and Redmond Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the scene of the accident, and found the entire roadway blocked.
The investigation determined that Cheryl Smith, 71, of Crooked River Ranch, was headed westbound on Northwest Chinook Drive, in a silver 2000 Mercedes sedan, when she crossed over the center line and struck an Eberhard's Dairy delivery van. The white 2014 Ford Econoline van was driven by Raymond Digby, 30.
Paramedics from the Redmond Fire Department evaluated Smith, who was transported via ground ambulance to St. Charles Bend with serious injuries. Digby was also transported by ambulance to St. Charles Redmond with nonlife-threatening injuries.
Deputies are still investigating possible contributing factors to the crash and are asking anyone who might have witnessed the crash to contact the Deschutes County 911 nonemergency number at 541-693-6911.
Northwest Chinook Drive was either restricted to one lane or totally blocked for about 90 minutes.
Oregon State Police assisted with the crash.