An investigation into a single-vehicle crash in southwest Redmond Tuesday that sent a 16-year-old Redmond driver to the hospital by air ambulance is continuing, deputies reported.
According to Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies Sgt. Scott Beard and Merlin Toney, a 1997 Isuzu Trooper was traveling north on SW Helmboltz Drive at a high rate of speed when it left the road on the east shoulder near SW Harvest Avenue. The 16-year-old female driver overcorrected, swerved back onto the road, crossed to the west side and onto the shoulder where the vehicle struck a water cistern.
The unidentified victim was transported by AirLife helicopter to St. Charles Medical Center, the deputies said. There were no other occupants in the vehicle, and the investigation is ongoing.