A Sisters woman injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday faces driving-under-the-influence and reckless driving charges, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.
Katherine Duarte, 23, was treated and released from St. Charles Bend after a collision around 5:25 a.m. on U.S. Highway 20 at Buckaroo Trail, the Sheriff’s Office reported. According to a sheriff’s news release, emergency responders removed the roof of Duarte’s 2002 Volkswagen Jetta in order to remove her; she was later cited on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving.
According to the Sheriff’s Office: Duarte, westbound, drove into the path of an eastbound 2004 Ford F-350 pickup truck driven by Gary Henness, 57, of Gates, with his brother Ron Henness, 55, of Aumsville, as passenger. The two vehicles collided head-on. The Henness brothers were not injured.
The collision closed the highway for approximately one hour while the scene was cleared. The crash is under investigation.
— Bulletin staff report