Three injured, one arrested in Powell Butte area crash
A two-car head-on collision crash on Highway 126 west of Prineville injured three people and caused closure of the highway for nearly four hours Tuesday evening.
According to an Oregon State Police report, the crash occurred around 6:30 p.m., near milepost 10. Police determined that 41-year-old Powell Butte woman Kristina Huddleston was driving a Chevy Silverado eastbound when she veered into oncoming traffic and stuck a Chevy Trax driven by 24-year-old Redmond woman Melissa Allison.
Both drivers were taken by ambulance to St. Charles Redmond and 25-year-old Redmond man Paul Lamendola, who was a passenger in Allison's vehicle, was taken to air ambulance to St. Charles Bend.
Huddleston was arrested and charged with DUII-controlled substances, reckless driving, two counts of reckless endangering and two counts of third-degree assault-DUI. She was cited and released at the hospital so she could continue to receive care for her injuries.
Highway 126 was closed after the crash until shortly after 10 p.m.
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