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Prineville woman drives off side of George Millican Road on Wednesday afternoon

PHOTO COURTESY CROOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
 - Emergency responders help the driver and passenger of a rollover wreck Wednesday.

Rollover crash near local solar farm Wednesday results in minor injuries for driver and passenger.

According to a Crook County Sheriff's Office report, deputies were dispatched to the crash scene on George Millican Road, near milepost 7, around 1:40 p.m. Upon arrival, deputies found a 2006 Nissan Armada on its side on the west shoulder of the road. BLM firefighters had arrived on scene prior to deputies and were in the process of evaluating the female who was still in the car.

During the crash investigation, authorities learned that the driver, 70-year-old Prineville resident Deborah Esser, was traveling northbound when she drove off the roadway for an unknown reason. She overcorrected and rolled her vehicle several times before it came to a stop.

Her passenger, 42-year-old Benjamin Esser, was able to self-extricate from the vehicle and sustained only minor cuts. Deborah was later transported to St. Charles Medical Center-Prineville by Crook County Fire and Rescue for her non-life threatening injuries. She was later issued a citation for failure to drive within her lane. Speed is also a contributing factor in the crash, authorities said.

George Millican Road near milepost 7 was reduced to one lane for about 20 minutes while fire personnel were on scene.


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