Three thrown from car in roll-over crash in Crook County - KPTV - FOX 12

Three thrown from car in roll-over crash in Crook County

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Courtesy: Crook Co. Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Crook Co. Sheriff's Office
CROOK COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

Three people were injured Wednesday night after a car was involved in a roll-over accident along Highway 26 near Prineville.

The Crook County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to a crash site along the highway near milepost 21.

Deputies arrived to find a green 2001 Mazda minivan that had rolled several times before coming to a rest on the south side of the highway.

Deputies said two young girls who had both been inside the Mazda were pinned underneath the car. Several civilians were on scene assisting with medical care.

According to the CCSO, the Mazda, driven by 35-year-old Nathaniel Purdy, had been traveling west towards Prineville when it rolled about 261 feet from the shoulder of the highway.

Deputies believe the car may have become airborne for another 80 feet before coming to a rest in an irrigation canal.

It appears Purdy was also ejected from the vehicle.

All three victims were taken to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries.

Deputies believe alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the cause of the crash. 

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