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A 19-year-old man  died Wednesday night after crashing his Kia Spectra on Highway 27 south of Prineville, according to Oregon State Police.

Clayton Gray, of Halfway, a small Baker County town, was traveling north near milepost 5 on state Highway 27 when he crossed the southbound lane, left the road and rolled his car, according to state police.

Gray was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gray's younger sibling, who was not identified, was a passenger in the car and transported by AirLink Critical Care Transport to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

The sibling is a student at Crook County High School, according to the Crook County School District.

“Our hearts are broken for the family and we are ready to provide whatever support is needed," Michelle Jonas, Crook County High School principal, said in a statement Thursday. "We’re a small, close-knit community so tragedies like this affect all of us deeply. We’re praying the student makes a full recovery."


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