Colorado woman injured in 3-vehicle crash on Powell Butte Hwy.
Jan 09,2007 00:00 by Richard Burton

A Colorado woman received minor injuries when her SUV pulled into the path of another car, triggering a 3-vehicle crash in northeast Bend late Friday morning, said deputies.

Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the intersection of Neff Road and Powell Butte Highway (PBH) about 11:45 a.m. January 5 in response to a report of a three-vehicle crash, said Lt. Shane Nelson.

Initial investigation revealed that a 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Cassandra Snoddy, 19, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, pulled out into the path of another vehicle after stopping at the stop sign on Alfalfa Market Road where it intersects with PBH.

Snoddy’s vehicle crashed into a 1995 Buick LeSabre, causing the Buick to spin around and hit a 1991 Ford Explorer which was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of PBH and Neff Road.

Snoddy received minor injuries and was transported by Bend Fire ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, said the lieutenant.

Neither the driver of the Buick, 31-year old Sidney Bauguess of Powell Butte; or 20-year old Taylor Sauter of Bend, the driver of the Ford Explorer; were injured in the crash.