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Drowsy Driver Blamed For Crook Co. Crash

PRINEVILLE, OR -- A 44-year-old Prineville woman told Crook County deputies she fell asleep at the wheel before crashing down a 120-foot embankment late Friday night. Her car was found at 6:30 the next morning in a dry creekbed along Juniper Canyon Road. It was heavily damaged from hitting several boulders and likely rolling.

First responders discovered shoe prints leading away from the car and deployed a drone to look for the driver. The sound of the drone woke up Shannon Chetwood, and she contacted law enforcement on scene. She told them she didn’t have cell service and decided to wait under a tree with a blanket until daylight.

Chetwood was checked out by medics and taken to St. Charles Prineville.

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