REDMOND, OR -- A four car crash just west of Redmond, sent one person to the hospital, Monday afternoon. According to the Sheriff’s Office, 68-year-old Gertraud Morrison, of Terrebonne, was northbound on Helmholtz, at about 3:30 p.m. When she attempted to cross Highway 126, she pulled into the path of a westbound pickup driven by 52-year-old Jeffrey Hewitt, of Prineville.
After the two trucks collided, they hit a Plymouth Breeze stopped at a stop sign on the north side of the highway, pushing it into the Audi behind it. Hewitt was taken by ambulance to St. Charles Redmond with non-life threatening injuries; no other injuries were reported.
Investigators don’t believe speed, alcohol or distracted driving were factors in the crash. Helmholtz was closed between Antler and the highway for about 1.5 hours; Highway 126 remained open.