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Hwy. 20 crash in Tumalo sends 2 to hospital


(Update: OSP gives details on crash, possible DUII charge)

A two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 20 in Tumalo Wednesday afternoon sent both drivers to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Oregon State Police reported.

Troopers were dispatched around 12:30 p.m. to the crash at Highway 20 and Bailey Road, OSP Captain Tim Fox said.

An investigation determined that a 49-year-old Bend woman was heading west on the highway and attempted to turn south onto Bailey Road from the left-turn lane but turned into the path of a oncoming red Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by a 69-year-old Sisters man, colliding with it.

Both drivers were taken by ambulance to St. Charles Bend.

Troopers said the woman showed signs of impairment and blood and urine evidence was taken with a search warrant. A medical blood draw showed a .23 blood-alcohol content, nearly three times Oregon’s legal limit, Fox said.

There was no initial word of charges as the OSP investigation continues.

Both vehicles were towed by Deschutes Towing, troopers said.

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