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LaPine Man is Killed in One Vehicle Accident

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office says Nickolas Hurlbut died at St. Charles followiing the accident.

 

Investigators say Hurlbut was westbound on Paulina Lake Road just after 7 A.M. Tuesday morning and failed to negotiate a turn and his vehicle ended upsdie down in the embankment adjacent to the road.

 

He was able to walk three quarters of a mile from the crash toward LaPine when a passing motorist called 911 and reported the incident.

 

Hurlbut was the only person in the car.

 

Investigators say speed appears to be a factor in the crash and the victim was not wearing a seat belt.  They are awaiting the results of toxicology tests.

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