Madras woman injured in crash north of Redmond
A Madras woman was injured in a crash north of Redmond at about 12:20 p.m. Sunday, June 28, in a hit and run. The suspect in the crash is accused of driving under the influence of prescription drugs and faces multiple charges.
The woman's injuries were not life-threatening, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office.
Heather Summers, 32, was a passenger in a 1995 Chrysler Le Baron driven by Anthony Hedgecock, 43, also of Madras. Hedgecock was heading south on Highway 97 when Daniel Daughs, 59, of Bend, crossed into his lane.
Hedgecock swerved to avoid Daughs' 2008 Chevy Malibu Silver but hit its rear. He also struck a tractor-trailer on a semitruck driven by Sanjar Rasulov, 33, of Brooklyn, New York.
Daughs fled, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office.
Oregon State Police caught up with Daughs as sheriff's deputies arrived at the crash site.
They found Summers lying on the ground with serious injuries, and the Redmond Fire Department took her to St. Charles Redmond. The Le Baron was wedged under the semitruck near the rear tires of the trailer. It had to be towed from the scene.
State police stopped Daughs at milepost 113. Police took him into custody on charges of failure to perform the duties of a driver, reckless driving, and three counts of reckless endangerment. After the investigation, police determined Daughs was driving under the influence of prescription drugs. They added charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants and third-degree assault.
Three of the four lanes on the highway were blocked for about 30 minutes. Oregon Department of Transportation also responded.
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