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.