Citation issued in crash
Last updated 8/22/2023 at 10:05am
A 39-year-old local woman was cited on a single infraction in relation to the July 30 crash at the junction of Highway 126 and Cloverdale Road east of Sisters. The crash took down power and Internet in the Sisters area for most of a day, disrupting life and having significant economic impact on local businesses.
The woman allegedly ran through the stop sign in a passenger vehicle as she traveled northbound on Cloverdale Road about midnight, and ran into the back axle of a gasoline trailer truck headed west toward Sisters on Highway 126. The tank breached, causing a significant fire. The truck driver was uninjured and the woman apparently did not suffer serious injuries.
Oregon State Police were reticent with details about the crash. Captain Kyle Kennedy told The Nugget last week only that, “A citation was issued for failing to obey a traffic control device. At this time, we do not have further comment as to the cause of the crash until the issue has been through the court process.”