Madras woman injured in accident
A Madras woman sustained injuries in a vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 26 early Saturday morning, near Prineville.
Personnel from Crook County Sheriff's Office and Prineville Police Department responded to the crash, which occurred near Northwest Grizzly Mountain Road, around 5:30 a.m. Initial reports stated the driver, 41-year-old Jacquelynn Briggs, was still inside the vehicle.
When deputies arrived, they found a gold 2015 Kia Sedona with significant damage off the west side of Highway 26 near milepost 16. Authorities determined that the Kia had been southbound on Highway 26 toward Prineville when it drifted off the west side of the highway. At that point, the Kia went through a fence and struck a juniper tree. The impact totally removed the juniper tree from the ground.
The Kia then rolled at least two times on the nose of the vehicle before coming to a rest on all four tires. There was approximately 200 feet worth of fence damaged in the crash.
Briggs was transported to St. Charles Prineville with nonlife-threatening injuries. An investigation revealed that Briggs had been wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash and all of the airbags in the vehicle deployed.
Alcohol and drugs were not factors in the crash, which is still under investigation.