June 19, 2016

Sheriff: Redmond man seriously injured in off-road vehicle crash

From Deschutes County Sheriff's Office:
Location: Public land off East Antler Ave. 

By: Sgt. Jayson Janes 

Driver: Ryan C Rojas 
24 years of age 
Redmond, Oregon 
Vehicle: Yamaha YXZ 1000R 

Passenger: Bryce A Shiner 
23 years of age 
Bend, Oregon 

On Sunday June 19, 2016 at approximately 1430 hours the Redmond Police Department responded to a reported UTV crash with injuries on public land off of E. Antler. Ave. They later determined the crash took place outside of the city limits and requested the Sheriff's Office respond. 

Based on statements and evidence at the scene, it was determined Ryan Rojas was driving the Yamaha YXZ west on E. Antler Ave. Rojas drove over a bump in the road and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle rolled numerous times before coming to rest on its wheels. 

Rojas was transported to St. Charles by air ambulance with serious injuries. Bryce Shiner did not report any injuries from the crash. 

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Redmond Police Department and Redmond Fire Department.

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