Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Crook County Monday night, the sheriff’s office said.
The crash happened around 4:31 p.m. on Juniper Canyon Road near Paulina Highway southeast of Prineville, according to the Crook County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies arrived to find two vehicles blocking both lanes on Juniper Canyon Rd. One was fully engulfed in flames and the second had a fire in the engine compartment.
The sheriff’s office said a 1999 Ford F250 driven was traveling northbound on Juniper Canyon Road. It crossed the center line and hit a 2016 Ford Edge that was headed southbound.
Two passengers in the Edge, identified as Shawn Solar and Garrett Dennis of Prineville, were pronounced dead at the scene.
The two drivers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Juniper Canyon Road was closed for six hours for the investigation. The sheriff’s office said that investigation was continuing Tuesday night.