A Klamath Falls man was in fair condition Saturday evening at St. Charles Bend following a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 97 between Bend and Redmond late Friday.
The crash at about 11 p.m. Friday injured three people, according to Oregon State Police. A southbound 2004 Toyota 4Runner driven by Eric Schneider, 46, of Bend, was hit from behind near milepost 125 by a 2009 Pontiac driven by Pedro Sanchez Cariero, 23, of Klamath Falls, police reported.
After the impact, the Toyota ran off the highway and rolled, coming to a rest on its side, and the Pontiac stopped in the center turn lane on the highway, police said.
Sanchez Cariero was taken by air ambulance to St. Charles, where he was listed in fair condition at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Schneider declined medical treatment, and two passengers from his vehicle also were hospitalized, police said. Their names were unavailable.
Police didn’t have information about whether anyone involved in the accident was wearing seat belts.
OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and fire departments from Bend and Redmond.
— Staff report