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Redmond Police Investigating Fatal Vehicle v. Pedestrian Crash (UPDATE) - 11/09/18

Redmond, OR – The Redmond Police Department is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash which occurred on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at approximately 5:45 PM.  This media release identifies the deceased pedestrian, and the driver involved.  The family of the victim has been notified.


The deceased has been identified as Catherine Yazzie, 53-years-old.  Ms. Yazzie lived at a residence located on the corner of SW Veterans Way and SW Kalama Ave, the intersection where this crash occurred.  Preliminary information indicates Ms. Yazzie was crossing SW Veterans Way at the intersection and was in an unmarked crosswalk, returning home from Fred Meyer.


The involved driver has been identified as Dalton Curry, 22-years-old and a Terrebonne resident.  Mr. Curry had been driving his 1993 Saab passenger car northbound on SW Veterans Way when the crash happened.  Mr. Curry immediately stopped and remained at the scene.  He has cooperated fully with investigators.


All possible causes are being investigated as potential contributing factors for the crash.  It is too early to determine if a crime has been committed.  A complete investigation will be conducted before making a decision.  However, at this time, impairment by alcohol or drugs by the driver is not believed to be a factor.


The Redmond Police Department is seeking information about a vehicle which was in the area at the time of the crash.  The vehicle has been described as a white Chevrolet Silverado with a canopy.  The pickup was driving north on SW Veterans Way at the time of the crash and either continued north from SW Kalama Ave or turned right (eastbound) onto SW Kalama Ave.  Anyone with information about this vehicle, or has any other information possibly related to this incident is encouraged to contact the Redmond Police Department by calling 541-693-6911.


Redmond Police Officers were assisted at the scene by Redmond Fire & Rescue, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office, and Redmond Public Works.  The roadway was closed for several hours while the scene was diagramed, and evidence collected. 


Winter is approaching and combined with the recent return to Standard Time; the roadways are still heavily traveled during hours of darkness.  Drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and all other roadway users should use caution when driving during hours of darkness.  Pedestrians and bicyclists should wear light-colored or reflective clothing and not assume drivers see them.  Drivers need to slow down, pay attention, and not always assume the path ahead is clear of obstacles.


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Redmond, OR - Shortly before 6:00 PM on Thursday, November 8, 2018, Redmond Police Officers and Redmond Fire & Rescue personnel were notified of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash at SW Veterans Way and SW Kalama Ave, in Redmond.  The crash caused serious injuries to a 53-year-old woman.  The woman was transported from the scene for emergency treatment.  A few hours later, Redmond Police learned the woman died of her injuries.

The vehicle and driver involved remained at the scene and are cooperating with the investigation.  The intersection remained closed for several hours, while the scene was processed for evidence related to the crash.

The deceased woman's name is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.  The name of the involved driver is being withheld at this time.  Both involved persons will be identified at a later time.

The Redmond Police Department is continuing to investigate this crash.  We were assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police, and Redmond Public Works.

There are no pictures immediately available for release at this time.  No additional information will be released until after mid-day on Friday, November 9.

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