PRINEVILLE, OR -- Three people were hurt in a crash just east of Prineville, Wednesday night. Emergency crews arrived at the scene just before 8 p.m. and found two girls pinned under the minivan. The driver, 35-year-old Nathaniel Purdy was also ejected during the crash. (Click image to enlarge.)
The Crook County Sheriff’s Office says Purdy left Highway 26 for an unknown reason; the minivan rolled several times and was airborne for about 80 feet before landing in the irrigation canal, with the front-end embedded in the ground.
Alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, but the investigation is ongoing.