August 6, 2016

Three face potentially life threatening injuries after Redmond crash

From the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office:

Vehicle 1: 1995 White Honda Accord Passenger Car 

Driver 1: Sacco, John Age: 18 
Redmond, OR 

Passenger: Juvenile Age: 17 

Passenger: Juvenile Age: 16 

Citations: John Sacco was arrested and released on citation for DUII, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering Another, and Assault III. 


On Aug. 6, at approximately 0255 hours, deputies from the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a reported injury motor vehicle crash on SW Canal Boulevard just north of SW Helmholtz Way. Dispatch reported that this was a single vehicle roll over with multiple passengers who were injured and possibly entrapped inside the vehicle. 

Deputies arrived minutes later and identified a white 1995 Honda Accord passenger car resting on its top in the middle of SW Canal Boulevard. The vehicle appeared to have rolled several times. Deputies assisted Redmond Fire Department in treating three injured parties identified as being in the crash. Injuries sustained by all parties were potentially life threatening and all were transported by ground ambulance to local hospitals including both the Bend and Redmond St. Charles Hospital facilities. 

An initial investigation has determined the Honda Accord, operated by John Sacco, was traveling northbound on SW Canal at this location. The vehicle drove onto the dirt shoulder of the northbound lane, over-corrected, and rolled on its side multiple times before coming to rest on its top in the middle of the roadway. Deputies identified that the driver was intoxicated with alcohol. Marijuana use is also suspected as well as driver distraction while operating a cell phone at the time of the crash. 

John Sacco was arrested for the crimes of DUII, Reckless Driving, Reckless 
Endangering Another, and Assault III. He was then released at the hospital for further treatment. Additional charges may be forthcoming after this case is reviewed by the Deschutes County District Attorney's Office relating to injuries sustained by the passengers in the vehicle. 

At the time of this release, it is believed there may have been up to two additional passengers who fled the scene for unknown reasons prior to law enforcement arrival. Investigative efforts to locate and check the welfare of these subjects are ongoing. Anyone with information on the welfare or location of these subjects is encouraged to contact law enforcement. It is the intent of the sheriff's office to ensure all injured parties are provided medical treatment. Anyone with information may remain anonymous. 

During this investigation, SW Canal Boulevard was closed between SW Helmholtz Way and SW Elkhorn Avenue for approximately 2.5 hours. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Redmond Fire Department as well as the Redmond Police Department, the Oregon State Police, and the Deschutes County Road Department. 

This investigation remains ongoing.

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