Madras teen dies in Thursday Highway 97 crash
A 19-year-old Madras woman died in a late-night crash Thursday, Nov. 6 on Highway 97 south of Madras.
According to an Oregon State Police press release, on Thursday, Nov. 6 at approximately 11:56 p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Highway 97 near milepost 111 near Southwest Park Lane in Jefferson County.
Preliminary investigation determined that a Honda, operated by a juvenile, was southbound, and a Chevy pickup, operated by Brandon Kern, 29, of Redmond, was northbound. The vehicles collided, and cause of the crash is still under investigation.
The passenger in the Honda, Alisa Miller, 19, of Madras, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
The juvenile operator of the Honda was transported with serious injuries.
Kern and his passenger, Shawna Henkemeyer, 38, of Redmond, were transported with serious injuries.
OSP was assisted on scene by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation, Redmond Fire and Rescue, Terrebonne Fire and Rescue, Jefferson County Fire District No. 1, and Jefferson County EMS District.
A fundraiser for the family of Alisa Miller is planned for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Beetle Bailey Burgers, 403 First St. in Culver, 541-546-8749. Suggested donation is $15 a plate. There is also a GoFundMe online fundraiser at https://www.gofundme.com/f/blessing-the-miller-family.
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