REDMOND, OR -- About an hour after a head-on collision on the south end of Redmond claimed the life of a Prineville man, Wednesday morning, a Eugene man was seriously hurt in another crash on the east end of town.
At about 10:15 a.m., according to Redmond Police, 39-year-old Shan Dieringer was driving westbound when he came upon a vehicle stopped on the highway waiting to make a left on to Lake Road. Dieringer wasn’t able to stop and drove into eastbound lane, hitting a pickup, head-on. Investigators expect Dieringer will be cited, saying speed and following distance were contributing factors.
At the time of the crash, all available Redmond PD units were at the Highway 97 incident. Some were pulled to respond to Highway 126, and Deschutes County deputies were brought in to help.