Two people were killed and three injured after a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning about 20 miles southwest of Prineville.
The five people were traveling in a 1987 Nissan Maxima west on Reservoir Road at about 2:22 a.m. when the car rolled several times after trying to turn a corner, according to the Crook County Sheriff’s Office.
All five people were ejected, and the sheriff’s office believes none of the occupants was wearing seatbelts. It’s not clear who was driving the vehicle.
The two people killed have been identified as Stephan Leader-Bowles, 21, of Madras; and Caleb Williams, 23, of Prineville. The injured occupants have not been identified.
Responding law enforcement officers from the sheriff’s office and Oregon State Police helped save those injured and get them transported to St. Charles Bend. The injuries are considered serious.
The investigation is ongoing. Alcohol and speed are believed to be a factor in the accident.