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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.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

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

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

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.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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