SISTERS, OR -- A head-on crash outside of Sisters left two Redmond men in critical condition. The accident happened on Highway 20 just before 7 a.m. Monday, west of Suttle Lake.
Oregon State Police say 20-year old Fredi Torres-Reyes, of Woodburn, lost control of his car on a curve and spun into the path of an oncoming SUV. Torres-Reyes was taken to St. Charles Bend with non life-threatening injuries. Police say speed may have been a contributing factor in the crash. They also discovered Torres-Reyes was driving with a suspended license.
Several passing motorists stopped to help the two men in the other vehicle. Republican Gubernatorial candidate Dr. Bud Pierce was traveling from Salem to Bend for an interview with KBND News and says he performed CPR and stayed with the victims until medics arrived. The driver of the SUV, 71-year-old Terje Walthinsen, and his passenger, 38-year-old Timothy Walthinsen, were flown to St. Charles with life-threatening injuries. As of Tuesday morning, they were listed in critical condition.
Highway 20 was closed for five hours during the investigation.