PRINEVILLE, Ore. – Four people were injured, one seriously, in a rollover crash in southeast Prineville, Oregon, Wednesday night when the speeding driver lost control of a vehicle that may have been stolen earlier in the day, deputies reported.
The driver of the 1985 Dodge Ram, 21-year old Jonathan Terramin of Prineville, was cited for reckless driving and additional charges may be pending as the investigation continues, Crook County Sheriff’s Sgt. James C. Savage said.
Terramin and a female juvenile passenger were transported by ambulance to Pioneer Memorial Hospital. A male juvenile passenger was also taken to the hospital by personal vehicle with non-life threatening injuries, Savage said, and 25-year old passenger Robert Thompson was released at the scene.
Charles Ewing, 20, of Prineville, was airlifted by helicopter to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with reportedly serious injuries.
Preliminary investigation determined that Terramin was westbound and speeding on SE Davis Loop near Maphet Road about 9:40 p.m., June 4, when he lost control of the vehicle which slid off the pavement. The driver over-corrected, causing the vehicle to roll onto its roof, the sergeant wrote in a news release.
Alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash, Sgt. Savage reported.