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Two injured in Highway 26 car crash
This accident occurred at mile post 40 on Highway 26 east of Prineville
January 21, 2013
Two people sustained injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 26 east of Prineville.
On Sunday, at approximately 3:45 p.m., deputies from the Crook County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported single-vehicle crash on Highway 26 near milepost 40. Initial 911 reports indicated that two subjects were pinned in the vehicle and injuries were present.
Upon arrival, deputies discovered a red 1997 Isuzu Rodeo lying on its passenger side blocking the westbound lane of Highway 26. The occupants were removed from the vehicle by witnesses on scene. It was determined that the driver, Kyrsten Ashliegha Brandson age 20, of Springfield was negotiating a corner while traveling westbound at mile post 39 and lost control, colliding with a rock embankment subsequently rolling the SUV.
The passenger, Anna Degallado of Springfield was injured as a result of the crash. Both subjects were transported by the Crook County Fire and Rescue to Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Prineville for their injuries. Highway 26 at mile post 39 was reduced to one lane for approximately one hour.
Deputies were assisted by the Oregon State Police and an off duty Oregon State Police Trooper, Crook County Fire and Rescue, ODOT and National Recovery Towing. No citations were issued, and speed is believed to be a factor in the accident.