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Updating you on the rafting accident that killed one woman.  Deschutes County Sheriffs Sgt. Vance Lawrence reports that Sunday evening Angela Chase, 48, and Sherie Smith, 50, both of Portland, were in a rubber raft and missed a crucial take - out sending them into some violent water at Lava Island Falls.

 

Angela Chase was rescued by Bend Fire, but Sherie Smith drowned.

 

Vance states that the falls is a treacherous stretch of water when the two women went through the falls and rapids, both fell out of the raft.

 

The investigation is continuing as to if there were other causes for the accident.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.