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People in Redmond mourn the loss of two teenage girls who died Monday in a three-car crash on Highway 97. Police say that Tara Goad, 16, and Tirisa Tucker, 15, were killed in the accident. Both girls had been students at the Redmond Proficiency Academy, Tucker had recently transferred from the Academy to Redmond High School.  District spokesman Jon Bullock says grief counselors will be at both schools today. "First and foremost, our hearts go out to the families of these 2 girls and we wish them all the peace and comfort possible at a time like this.” Redmond Police say freezing fog may have played a role. Captain Brian McNaughton says the scene of the crash was a tough place to be. “It’s always traumatic when a young person loses their life like that; and with two its doubly so.” McNaughton says the investigation will probably take about a week.

 
Statement from Redmond High School
  

"Our community experienced a great loss today as two Redmond School District students ; Tara Goad, a junior at the Redmond Proficiency Academy, and Tirisa Tucker, a freshman who recently transferred to Redmond High School from the Redmond Proficiency Academy, died from injuries sustained in a multiple vehicle accident this morning on Highway 97 in north Redmond. Three other Redmond High School Students in a separate vehicle were also involved in the three-car accident and were transported to St. Charles Medical Center for treatment for non-life threatening injuries. This crash is still under investigation. Road conditions included freezing fog and may have played a role in this crash."

 

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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