The Deschutes County Sheriff has changed the investigation on Mondays' Highway 97 crash that injured four to a criminal investigation. A Sheriffs Office news report says that witnesses had reported that driver Morgan McCurdy's, 21, driving to be erratic. Charges against McCurdy submitted to the Deschutes County District Attorney's Office for consideration include reckless driving, assault and recklessly endangering another person. Also the use of alcohol or drugs is being investigated. The Monday morning crash on Highway 97 south of Deschutes Junction involved three vehicles and shut down the highway in both directions for about an hour.
McCurdy and two others injured; Lacey Satterfield, 22, and Shelly Creswell, 36, have all been released from the hospital.