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Around six thirty Thursday evening, while traveling north on Highway 97, Deschutes County deputies see a girl standing in the center turn lane near Grandview Drive in Bend. Rose Marie Ascencio, 14, of Bend trying to cross the highway, but ran in front of a car driven by Maria Olivera, 21, of Redmond. The deputies say Olivera could not avoid the collision with the girl and aided the victim until paramedics arrive. Ascenio was taken to St. Charles Bend for treatment of her injuries, where she remains in the ICU this morning. Northbound traffic was diverted to the shoulder of the highway for about 30 minutes. No citations were issued. The investigatin is continuing.

 

 

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