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Driver loses control of car on Lone Pine Road Saturday afternoon, collides with pick-up

A Prineville teen was seriously injured in a vehicle collision Saturday afternoon on Lone Pine Road northwest of Prineville.

Deputies from the Crook County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the 5600 block of Northwest Lone Pine Road, at about 1:45 p.m. Jan. 6. Upon arriving, they found Redmond Fire Rescue personnel utilizing the jaws of life to extract a juvenile Prineville resident from a Honda sedan that was badly damaged.

Evidence at the scene indicated the Honda, which was being driven by the juvenile, was traveling southbound. As it entered into a curve, it veered right, crossing onto the shoulder, which was covered in loose cinder rock. The driver of the Honda then overcorrected, causing the vehicle to veer left, rotate, and cross sharply into the oncoming lane of travel.

As the Honda veered across the northbound lane of travel, the rear of the car collided with the front of a northbound pick-up truck. The driver of the truck was unable to avoid the crash.

The pick-up driver was not injured, but the juvenile, who was the lone occupant of the Honda, was transported via AirLink to St. Charles Bend with possible head injuries.

The Crook County Sheriff's Office reminds drivers to be cautious and slow down as they travel. Due to varying winter weather conditions, many roads remain icy in shaded areas, while other areas are covered with loose cinder rocks which remain after the ice has melted. They added that these situations require that all drivers proceed with due care and remain attentive and alert while operating motor vehicles.

The Crook County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Redmond Fire Rescue, Crook County Fire Rescue, and AirLink (Life Flight Network).

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