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Redmond man killed, 2 people injured in NW Redmond head-on crash

Two pickup trucks collided Tuesday morning in NW Redmond
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Two pickup trucks collided Tuesday morning in NW Redmond

(Update: Police release names, details)

REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) – A Redmond man was killed and two Pineville residents were injured Tuesday morning when their pickup trucks collided head-on on Northwest Sixth Street, closing the street for about six hours, police said.

Police and fire personnel responded around 8:15 a.m. to the crash in the area on Northwest Sixth Street, south of the intersection with Quince Avenue, Lt. Jesse Petersen said.

Initial results of the investigation indicate Archie Carrol, 79, of Redmond, was driving a Toyota Tundra heading north on Sixth Street, just north of Oak Tree Lane, when his pickup crossed the center line and collided with a southbound Ford F-150 driven by Mario Ortiz Lopez, 38, of Prineville, Petersen said.

Carrol died at the crash scene. Ortiz Lopez was flown by Life Flight helicopter to St. Charles Bend with serious injuries. His passenger, a 41-year-old Prineville resident, was taken by ambulance to the Bend hospital for evaluation, Petersen said.

Bend police conducted a reconstruction of the crash scene and Sixth Street was closed between Oak Tree Lane and Quince Avenue for about six hours.

The Deschutes County medical examiner’s and district attorney’s office were assisting Redmond police in the investigation. Others assisting at the crash scene included Redmond Public Works.

Redmond police are asking any witnesses to the crash to contact the department through county dispatchers at 541-693-6911

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Barney Lerten

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      1. Even right off the overpass is a city street. It should be 25 there but people would speed there so the engineers were paid to just raise the speed limit rather than change the road design so people wouldn’t speed. Changing the road design would require them to put their pencils to work. I find it crazy that people want to do more gun control yet it’s acceptable to run 3000 lbs vehicles at high speed through cities. Automobiles are a far bigger threat to people and kids.

        1. Engineers have to justify their designs by documenting their decisions based on published engineering standards. If an engineer bypasses design standards by accepting a bribe, they open the door to potential lawsuits when something like this happens. I think it is quite a stretch to believe this unfortunate accident happened because of an intentional sub-standard design in exchange for money.

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