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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a single vehicle injury traffic crash that occurred Saturday, June 15, along Highway 20 about 17 miles east of Hampton.
Updated information indicates on June 15, at approximately 1:20 p.m., a 2007 Toyota pickup, driven by a 15-year old male with a valid permit, was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 83. The vehicle traveled off a portion of the highway, over-corrected and rolled multiple times before coming to rest on the highway, blocking both lanes.
Four occupants in the vehicle were initially transported to Harney District Hospital in Burns with non-life threatening injuries. One of the passengers, Allison Butler, 41, residence not available, was transferred by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. Front passenger Daniel Butler, 47, and a 9-year old female passenger were treated and released. The 15-year old driver was being held overnight for observation.
ODOT was on scene for road repairs, and both lanes were open for travel.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Hines Volunteer Fire Department, Harney EMS, and Harney County Sheriff’s Office. No citations were issued.