Redmond woman dies, others injured in 3 car crash on HWY 97


A Redmond woman died in a three vehicle crash Friday on Highway 97, according to Oregon State Police. 

Oregon State Police said at around 3:30 p.m. a Chevrolet Malibu was going north on Highway 97 and slowed to turn left into a driveway north of Redmond.

The Malibu was hit from behind by a Nissan Rogue driven by 73-year-old James Rooks of Crooked River Ranch. The impact pushed the Malibu into the lane traveling south and into the path of a Toyota Highlander driven by 31-year-old Stephanie Bates of Forest Grove. 

Police said the driver of the Malibu, 59-year-old Ann Marie Brock, was fatally injured and pronounced dead. Rooks and his 76-year-old passenger Jacquelyn Rooks were taken to Redmond St. Charles Medical Center with serious injuries. 

Bates and her passengers, 38-year-old David Bates and an underage girl, were taken to Redmond St. Charles with injuries. 

Highway 97 was closed for several hours.


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