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Update to Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Near Sisters (Photo) - 10/14/20

####Update Correction####

Updated by: Sgt. Jayson Janes

Date: October 14, 2020

Correct spelling of name: Geneva Tallman

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****Update Release of Names of Deceased*****

Updated by: Sgt. Jayson Janes

Date: October, 14, 2020

 

Genevia Tallman, 17 years of age, Sisters

Hannelore “Lala” Debari, 17 years of age, Sisters.

 

This update is to release the names of the juvenile females killed in the car crash in Sisters on October 1, 2020. This crash is still under investigation and there is no other information to release at this time.

 

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Updated by Lt. William Bailey at 2:50pm

Vehicle: silver 2008 Mercedes SUV

Deceased occupant: 17 year old female from Sisters, Oregon

Deceased occupant: 17 year old female from Sisters, Oregon

Deceased occupant: 18 year old female, Malerva - Locke, Amelie from Sebastopol, California

Investigators are still working to confirm where each occupant was seated at the time of the crash and believe speed was a contributing factor.  The crash remains under investigation.

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Released by: Lt. William Bailey - Public Information Officer

Release date: October 2, 2020

Narrative:

On October 1, 2020, at about 9:17 p.m., deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a single vehicle crash on USFS Road 15 about 1 mile south of Highway 242, near Sisters.  Responding deputies arrived and found the crashed vehicle off the roadway.    Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced all three occupants of the vehicle deceased at the scene.

The initial investigation determined the vehicle was northbound on USFS Road 15.  For unknown reasons, it left the roadway and struck a large tree, ejecting two of the three occupants.  An Oregon State Police Crash Reconstructionist responded to assist with the crash investigation. The roadway was blocked for approximately five hours.

Additional details will be released once we ensure all families have been notified and have time to share this tragic news with their loved ones.  Our thoughts are with the families and the Sisters community during this extremely difficult time.

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, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led 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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