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REDMOND, OR -- One person was hurt in a Tuesday morning crash on the outskirts of Redmond. Emergency crews responded to NE 5th and O'Neil Way at about 8:30 a.m. after a semi collided with a passenger car; both vehicles also hit a concrete barrier on the side of the road.

 

Redmond Fire says one person was able to get themselves out of the car and was transported by medics to St. Charles Redmond. One lane of O'Neil was closed to allow for the rescue operation and investigation. 

 

UPDATE:  The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office says Tuesday's crash occurred when the tractor towing an empty "belly bump" trailer failed to negotiate a curve. The driver, 63-year-old Robert Nash of Crooked River Ranch, reported having a sudden medical issue that caused him to lose control of the semi. It struck the Cadillac and pushed it into the concrete barrier. The 34-year-old driver of the car suffered non-life threatening injuries; she was taken by ground ambulance to the hospital. Nash was later taken to the hospital by family. 

 

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