Redmond man critically injured in O'Neil Jct. crash

Driver, 77, cited for suspended license; two in other car also hurt

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POSTED: 10:17 AM PDT June 25, 2013    UPDATED: 5:15 PM PDT June 25, 2013 
Hwy. 97 - O'Neil Jct. crash
REDMOND, Ore. -

Three people were injured, one critically, in a two-car crash on Highway 97 at O'Neil Junction north of Redmond Tuesday morning, Oregon State Police reported.

According to OSP Lt. Carl Rhodes,around 8:30 a.m., a Suzuki passenger car driven by David K. Boyer, 77, of Redmond,pulled out from NW Pershall Way to turn left (northbound) on Highway 97 and was struck by a southbound Kia passenger car driven  by Mark W. Davis, 45, of Terrebonne.

The two drivers and Davis's passenger, Tiffany Vollertsen, 37, of Terrebonne, were taken by ambulance to St. Charles-Redmond. A hospital spokeswoman said Boyer was in critical condition late Tuesday afternoon. Troopers said Davis and Vollertsen sustained "moderate to minor injuries."

OSP troopers, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Redmond Fire & Rescue, and ODOT responded to the scene.

Trooper April Ratliff, the lead investigator, cited Boyer for driving with a suspended license.

The southbound lanes were blocked during the investigation and vehicle clearance. A detour was in place, until the road fully reopened around 10:45 a.m. Traffic updates may be found on KTVZ.COM's TripCheck page.