Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 20 – Deschutes County (Photo)


On Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at approximately 6:45 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 20 near milepost 35. 

The investigation revealed that a gray 2016 Toyota Tundra, operated by Esmeralda Martinez (35) of Albany, was traveling eastbound when for unknown reasons lost control and collided with a westbound Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV). 

Esmeralda Martinez was pronounced deceased at the scene and a male passenger, identified as Carlos Callejas-Martinez (34) of Albany, was treated for non life threatening injuries. 

The westbound red 2019 International Knight Transportation CMV was operated by Jay Azzano (29) of Las Vegas, NV.  Azzano was transported to a Bend area hospital via air ambulance with serious injuries. 

OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and ODOT.   

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