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News Release
Hit and Run Crash Blocks Highway 97 North of Redmond - 06/28/20


The investigation into this crash is now complete.  A DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) from the Oregon State Police completed an evaluation on suspect Daughs.  It was determined that he was operating his vehicle under the influence of prescription drugs.  The charges of DUII (drugs) and Assault III have been added to the previous list of charges.  Mr. Daughs will be lodged at the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Adult Jail.

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Hit and Run Crash


By:  Sergeant Troy Gotchy


Arrested:  Daughs, Daniel Dale 59 years of age

                  Bend, Oregon


Vehicle:  2008 Chevy Malibu Silver


Charges:  Failure to perform the duties of a driver (felony)

                  Reckless Driving

                  Reckless Endangerment X 3



Driver 2: Hedgecock, Anthony D. 43 years of age

                Madras, Oregon


Vehicle 2:  1995 Chrysler Le Baron


Passenger/Victim:  Summers, Heather 32 years of age

                                   Madras, Oregon


Driver 3:  Rasulov, Sanjar 33 years of age

                  Brooklyn, NY


Vehicle 3:  Tractor trailer


On 06/28/20 at approximately 1223 hours, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and the Redmond Fire Department were dispatched to a three vehicle motor vehicle crash with injuries on Highway 97 at mile post 118.  Dispatch advised this was a head on collision involving at least one semi-truck.


While units were responding to the scene, dispatch advised the vehicle that caused the crash left the scene travelling north on the Highway.  The information about the silver 2008 Chevy Malibu was passed on to the Oregon State Police.  Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrived on scene, and found the Chrysler Le Baron wedged under the semi-truck near the rear tires of the trailer.  The female passenger in the Chrysler was found lying on the ground with serious injuries. 


The Redmond Fire Department arrived on scene, and transported the female to St. Charles Redmond with non-life threatening injuries.  During this time, a Trooper with the Oregon State Police located the suspect vehicle and stopped it at mile post 113 on Highway 97.  He was taken into custody for the listed charges, and transported back to the scene.


The investigation revealed the suspect (Daughs) was North bound on Highway 97 when he crossed over into the South bound lanes.  The driver of the Chrysler (Hedgecock) swerved to avoid the suspect, but hit the rear of the suspect vehicle.  The Chrysler continued into the North bound lanes, and struck the semi-truck.  Three of the four lanes of Highway 97 were blocked for approximately 30 minutes until the vehicles could be removed.  The Chevy Malibu and the Chrysler Le Baron had to be towed due to damage caused in the crash.


At this time the investigation is ongoing as to whether drugs and/or alcohol were a factor in the crash.  No one else was injured in the crash, and the semi-truck was able to drive away from the scene. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Oregon State Police, the Redmond Fire Department, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.


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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