The right rear wheel of a Prineville woman’s car sheared off late Sunday morning, causing her to crash on the O’Neil Highway about six miles west of Prineville.
Merike King, 51, was freed from the wrecked 1998 Chevrolet Lumina by Crook County Fire and Rescue medics, according to the Crook County Sheriff’s Office.
The highway was closed for about 15 minutes after the 11:30 a.m. crash so an AirLink helicopter could land. The air ambulance carried King to St. Charles Bend.
King was treated and released Sunday from the hospital, a nursing supervisor said Monday night.
— From staff reports