December 4, 2017

9-year-old Redmond boy killed in Government Camp crash

From Oregon State Police:

On Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, at about 3:45 p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 26 at milepost 65. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white 2004 Ford Excursion, operated by Kenneth Steven SCHMIDT, age 53, and passengers: Cindy Ann SCHMIDT, age 50, and female juvenile, age 9, all of Crooked River Ranch, were traveling westbound on Highway 26, and lost control on the snow-covered highway and crossed into the eastbound lane. The Ford hit an eastbound silver 2013 Subaru Outback, operated by Debra Jean HAHN, age 48, and passengers: Linda Jean TODD, age 68, and a male juvenile, age 9, all of Redmond. 

The male juvenile passenger in the Subaru was pronounced deceased at the scene. All the occupants in the Ford received minor injuries but were not transported. HAHN was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and TODD was transported by air ambulance to Emanuel Hospital with critical injuries. 

ODOT was on scene and assisted with traffic control to allow vehicles access to the crash scene. Detours were put in place once stopped traffic was released. 

OSP was assisted on scene by Hoodland Fire, ODOT, and AMR. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident who was not interviewed at the scene is requested to call Oregon State Police Trooper McNeely at (971) 271-3872 or email at

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available. 

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