Four injured in Highway 20 head-on crash
May 08,2008 00:00 by Cheryl McDermott

BEND, Ore. – A 20-year-old Bend driver, his passenger, and the driver and passenger of a second vehicle involved in a head-on collision in the Tumalo area north of Bend last Friday evening were injured and transported to the hospital, two with reportedly serious injuries, police reported.

 
Four people were injured in a head-on crash on Highway 20 north of Bend in the Tumalo area - OSP photo

According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Sgt. Don Wagner, Cameron Rosseau, 20, was traveling east on Highway 20 near Gerking Market Road west of Tumalo about 6 p.m., May 2, when his 1999 Toyota Camry drifted onto the shoulder. Rosseau overcorrected and crashed into an oncoming 2000 GMC Sierra pickup, the sergeant said.

Rosseau’s passenger, Jennifer Lanter, 18, was flown by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center. Rosseau and the pickup’s driver and passenger, Greg Kackstetter, 57, and Doug Richmond, 59, were all taken by ground ambulance to the same hospital. Lanter and Richmond reportedly suffered what was described as serious injuries.

Traffic was rerouted around the accident scene for about 3 ½ hours due to the closure of Highway 20 for investigation, OSP reported. Troopers and Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation.