Two Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputies have been cited for speeding after two separate injury crashes, according to Bend Police.
In November, DCSO Deputy Kiersten Ochsner struck a 2016 Subaru driven by Megan Truelson on Butler Market Road near Eagle Road while she was responding to a rollover crash on Highway 20.
“After a thorough investigation, which included obtaining speed data from the analytical report from the Airbag Control Module located inside of the Dodge Charger Deputy Ochsner was driving, it was determined that Deputy Ochsner’s excessive speed was the primary factor and cause for the collision as reflected in the officer’s report,” according to a statement released Tuesday by Bend Police Lt. Juli McConkey.
Initial reports said Truelson was trying to turn west onto Butler Market Road from Daniel Road and pulled out in front of the deputy.
Witnesses at the time Truelson didn’t make a complete stop at the stop sign at Daniel Road. Immediately after the collision, Ochsner helped the woman until medics arrived.
“Upon the completed investigation it was determined there was insufficient evidence to support prior witness statements that Megan Truelson didn’t stop at the stop sign at Daniel Road at Butler Market Road,” McConkey said.
In January, Deputy Clint Baltzor was involved in a crash on Hwy 97 en route to a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. call out in Terrebonne.
A black Nissan Rogue, driven by 55-year-old Scott Senn of Lake Oswego was not able to yield to the right because there was another vehicle in the right lane at the time. Senn yielded to the left instead, but there was a concrete barrier there, police said.
Baltzor’s patrol vehicle hit the Nissan Rogue, which then hit a Honda Odyssey driven by 26-year-old Chad Elliott of Terrebonne. Baltzor checked on everyone involved in the crash and was tending to Senn when officers arrived on scene.
McConkey said the investigation into the crash also revealed Baltzor’s speed was the primary factor and cause for the collision.
Both Baltzor and Ochsner were cited on Monday.