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News Release
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crash scene photo
Rollover Crash NW of Terrebonne Sends One to Hospital by Air Ambulance (Photo) - 07/05/19

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey - Public Information Officer

Release Date: July 5, 2019


Driver #1: Millhouse, Richard A             Age: 77          Cooked River Ranch, OR

Vehicle #1: Black 1998 Pontiac Firebird

On July 4, 2019, at 6:08pm, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 11900 block of NW 43rd Street near Terrebonne for an injury rollover crash.  The initial information to 911 dispatch was a single vehicle had rolled and the driver was pinned under the car.  Several deputies, along with the Redmond Fire Department, Oregon State Police, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and a Life Flight air ambulance responded to the crash scene.

The investigation determined Richard A. Millhouse of Terrebonne was behind the wheel of his black 1998 Pontiac Firebird when he lost control and struck a rock embankment.  The Firebird rolled and came to rest on its top after sustaining heavy damage in the crash.  Millhouse was freed from the vehicle and then transported by a Life Flight air ambulance to St. Charles Bend with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators do not believe Millhouse was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, while speed and alcohol are suspected to be contributing factors.  NW 43rd Street was closed for approximately two hours during the crash investigation.   This investigation is ongoing.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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