Accidents and CrashesPowell Butte Highway head-on crash sends 3 people to hospital

Powell Butte Highway head-on crash sends 3 people to hospital

Powell Butte Highway head-on crash sends 3 people to hospital
Crook County Sheriff’s Office
First responders took three people to St. Charles Bend after Powell Butte Hwy. head-on crash Wednesday morning
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Crook County Sheriff’s Office
Head-on crash, investigation closed Powell Butte Hwy. for 2 hours
Powell Butte Highway head-on crash sends 3 people to hospital

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Three people were injured and taken to St. Charles Bend after a two-vehicle head-on crash Wednesday morning on the Powell Butte Highway east of Bend, Crook County sheriff’s deputies said.

Oregon State Police and personnel from Crook County and Redmond fire agencies also were dispatched to the crash, reported shortly before 8 a.m. in the area of milepost 4 on the highway, Deputy Chris Beard said. They arrived to find a pickup truck and car had collided head-on, with all three occupants injured.

Deputies determined the male pickup driver, accompanied by a passenger, was heading south when the man left his lane and collided with a woman’s oncoming car in the northbound lane, Beard said. The crash extensively damaged both vehicles, and all three occupants were removed from the wreckage and taken to St. Charles Bend with possibly serious injuries. Condition updates were not available.

Sheriff John Gautney told NewsChannel 21 that no citations have been issued, but the investigation is continuing into the cause of the crash.

OSP said the crash and investigation closed the highway for about two hours. ODOT and the Crook County Road Department also assisted the first responders.

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