Wreck involving three Prineville residents was caused when Toyota Prius crossed the center line on Juniper Canyon Road

LON AUSTIN - A three vehicle accident blocked traffic and resulted in injuries Thursday afternoon.

A three-crash in Prineville resulted in injuries and temporary closure of Juniper Canyon Road Thursday afternoon.

Around 1:30 p.m., the Crook County Sheriff's Office, Prineville Police Department, and Crook County Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the accident scene near mile post 1, about one mile southeast of Prineville.

When emergency personnel arrived, they found three vehicles that had been involved in the crash. During an investigation, authorities learned that a green Toyota Prius, driven by 73-year-old Prineville resident Petra Berger, had drifted across the center line and crashed into a 2017 Ford F150 pickup operated by 61-year-old Prineville resident Billy Dye. After the Prius collided with the F150, it spun around and hit a white Kia Soul, driven by 68-year-old Prineville man Bruce Hoard, head on.

Crook County deputies learned that Berger was traveling south on Juniper Canyon Road away from Prineville. She swerved across the center line for an unknown reason and collided with the Ford F150 and then the Kia Soul, which were traveling north.

All the vehicles involved only had one occupant. Berger was transported to St. Charles Prineville by the ambulance crew after being extricated from the vehicle. Hoard was transported to St. Charles Prineville by private vehicle. None of the involved people had life-threatening injuries.

Star Towing arrived and towed one of the vehicles from the scene, and Dave's Towing arrived and towed the two other vehicles from the scene. The Crook County Road Department and ODOT assisted with traffic control.

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