Dog causes 3-vehicle crash near Prineville


Three vehicles were involved in a crash Saturday afternoon near Prineville when a loose dog ran through the middle of the road, according to the Crook County Sheriff’s Office.

Kimberly Fisher, 58, of Prineville was driving south on SE Juniper Canyon Road around 4:30 P.M. when she spotted the dog and stopped to avoid a collision.

A young woman was driving a 2005 Chevy Suburban close behind, and she stopped behind Fisher’s Ford Focus.

A third vehicle, a 2011 GMC Terrain driven by Patricia Wegener, 78, of Prineville, rear-ended the Chevy Suburban, forcing it to collide with the Ford Focus.

Medics from Crook County Fire & Rescue evaluated the drivers and passengers, and no one needed to go to the hospital.

The area around milepost one on SE Juniper Canyon Road was limited to one lane of traffic for around 40 minutes.

The Crook County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Prineville Police Department, Crook County Fire & Rescue, and STAR Towing.

No citations were issued.


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