Four vehicles involved in Bear Drive crash
Several locals were injured in a four-car motor vehicle crash on Wednesday evening, Nov. 4 at the Highway 97 and Southwest Bear Drive intersection just south of Madras.
According to Oregon State Police Officer David MacKenzie's report, OSP, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, and Oregon Department of Transportation responded to the four-vehicle head-on crash at 5:18 p.m. Nov. 4.
It was determined that a black Chevrolet Corvette driven by Triesa Whitaker, age 59, of Culver, was stopped in the southbound lane, attempting to turn east onto Southwest Bear Drive.
A gray Buick Lacross driven by Tashauna Boggs, 38, of Redmond, was traveling southbound. She became distracted inside her vehicle and did not observe Whitaker's stopped vehicle.
Boggs swerved into the northbound lane, striking a gray Chevrolet Astro van that was traveling northbound, nearly head on. The van driver's identification is unconfirmed, but the OSP report says they think it was Nuelito Ramos-Garcia, age 27.
The van was spun around and impacted head on, again, by a black Nissan Titan driven by Ismael Zaldivar-Ponce, who was also traveling northbound.
Several occupants were transported via ground and Air Link to various hospitals.
OSP issued a citation/warning to Boggs.
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