REDMOND, OR -- Three people were hurt in a crash that shut down a portion of Highway 97 between Bend and Redmond, Monday afternoon. According to State Police, 80-year old David Nixon of Redmond attempted to turn from Gift Road onto northbound 97, just after noon, when he pulled into the path of a southbound vehicle.
After the two cars collided, Nixon’s car crossed into the northbound lane and hit a dump truck pulling a trailer. Nixon and his passenger went to the hospital with minor injuries. The other driver, a 67-year-old Redmond woman, was taken by air ambulance with serious injuries. The Bend dump truck driver was not hurt.