Jun 28,2007 00:00
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.