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The accident happened Friday night just after 7 P.M.

 

Oregon State Police say a suburban driven by 32 year old William Fix of Redmond was northbound on Highway 97 in a reckless manner when he lost control and struck a rock embankment and rolled the vehicle.

 

A 7 year old girl was pronounced dead at the scene and two other females ages 14 and 10 were critically or seriously injured.  One was transfered to Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, the other is at St. Charles in Redmond.

 

A fourth girl was taken to St. Charles in Redmond with minor injuries.

 

Fix faces charges of first degree manslaughter, second degree assault and drunk and reckless driving.

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