A 16-year-old girl from Redmond suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries on Saturday afternoon when the Ford Expedition in which she was a passenger rolled over on a road in Tumalo.
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Bend Fire Department responded at approximately 2 p.m. Saturday to a report that a Ford Expedition had crashed on a road that belongs to the Tumalo Irrigation District, according to a sheriff’s news release. The road was closed to the public, but Micah Davis, 20, of Bend, drove down the road in the Expedition with three passengers, authorities said.
Davis was driving in and out of mud puddles when he lost control of the Expedition and the vehicle rolled over and came to rest upside down, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The 16-year-old girl, who had been riding in the front passenger seat, was taken by ambulance to St. Charles Bend. All other occupants of the vehicle were released at the scene.
Sheriff’s deputies issued a citation to Davis on suspicion of three counts of recklessly endangering another person. The case is still under investigation, but deputies do not believe that alcohol or other controlled substances were a factor in the crash, according to the news release.