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Teen driver runs stop sign at 65-70 miles per hour Sunday morning, colliding head-on with another motorist

PHOTO COURTESY OF CROOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
 - Collision significantly damaged a car driven by a Prineville teen.

Four young Prineville residents suffered injuries in a head-on crash on Grimes Road at the intersection of Lamonta Road Sunday morning.

According to a Crook County Sheriff's Office report, the crash happened around 9:50 a.m. Authorities determined that a 16-year-old female from Prineville was driving a 2000 Honda Accord with three juvenile passengers all from Prineville. She was driving between 65-70 miles per hour while traveling eastbound on Northwest Grimes Road. She failed to stop for the stop sign at the Northwest Lamonta Road intersection. As she drove through the intersection, her car was hit head on by a 2014 Ford F350 driven by 44-year-old Bill Rodriguez of Prineville.

The impact caused significant damage to the Honda Accord, which came to its final resting spot approximately 200 feet east of the intersection. Additionally, during the crash, the Ford F350 had collided with a power pole, which was significantly damaged.

The teen driver and one female passenger were transported to St. Charles Bend due to their non-life threatening injuries. The driver was issued a citation for separate traffic violations. Lamonta Road and Grimes Road was closed to traffic for approximately one hour.


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