A La Pine man died Thursday afternoon after his vehicle collided with a tree on Huntington Road, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.
Melvin Warfield, 81, was pronounced dead on scene after first responders from the La Pine Fire Department attempted to save him.
Warfield was traveling south on Huntington Road near Findley Drive when, for an unknown reason, his vehicle swerved several times before impacting a tree on the east side of the road head on, according to a news release Friday from the Sheriff’s Office.
There were no other passengers in the vehicle and alcohol does not appear to be a factor, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Huntington Road was closed for approximately two hours following the crash.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 541-693-6911.