BEND, OR -- Four teens were hurt in a crash near China Hat Road, Sunday. Deschutes County deputies responded to Forest Road 1815 at about 5 p.m. They say a 16-year-old lost control in a curve and rolled his vehicle.
All four people inside the Geo Tracker were ejected; none were wearing seatbelts. A 15-year-old boy was flown to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The driver, a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl were taken by ground ambulance.
Investigators say speed was a significant factor in the crash. The driver was cited for reckless driving.