The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is asking the assistance of anyone who may have witnessed a possible intentional vehicular assault at TJ’s Quick Stop on Highway 97 in Lapine. The incident occurred at about 12:15 pm on Tuesday, July 11th, in the parking lot, and sent one man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
According to Sgt. Kevin Dizney, officers who responded to the scene found that a 1983 Ford F-250 pickup driven by Joe Richard King, a 40 year old LaPine resident, collided with a parked 1990 Oldsmobile passenger car. The passenger of the Oldsmobile, Dale Leroy Wymore, was attempting to get out of the car at the time of the collision.
Wymore, age 50 of Lapine, sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported by Air Life to St. Charles Medical Center -- Bend, said Sgt. Dizney.
The driver of the Oldsmobile, identified as Renee J. Wade and also of LaPine, was not injured. According to the preliminary investigation, alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor.
Officer’s are trying to determine if the collision was intentional, and ask that any witnesses or people with information regarding the incident call the detective division at 388-6655.