October 20, 2016

Lincoln City man killed in motor home crash north of Redmond

From Oregon State Police:
The driver of the motorhome was identified as Samuel L BURKE, age 68, of Lincoln City. The passenger and wife of the driver was identified as Kathleen H BURKE, age 58, of Licoln City. 

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Previous Release: 
On October 19, 2016 at about 6:30 p.m., OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle motorhome crash on Highway 97 near milepost 118 (north of Redmond). 

Preliminary investigation revealed a 36 foot motorhome was traveling southbound on Highway 97 when it crossed the northbound lanes of travel and off the east side of the highway. The motorhome left the roadway, traveled over 500 feet, crashing through several fences and trees before coming to a stop. 

The driver and passenger were taken to St Charles Redmond where the driver died of his injuries. OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Redmond Police Department, Oregon Department of Transportation and Redmond Fire and Rescue. 

Names of the involved will be released pending next of kin notification. More information will be released as it becomes available.

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