Icy road conditions may have contributed to the cause of a single vehicle crash that sent the sole occupant to the hospital with undisclosed injuries, said Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies. The driver lost control of her pickup on a shaded and icy patch of Butler Market Road in northeast Bend late Monday morning.
Sgt. Dan Swearingen said preliminary investigation suggests that while traveling west on Butler Market about ¼ east of Hamehook Road about 11:45 a.m. December 18, the driver lost control when her 2005 Toyota pickup hit an icy patch in a shaded area. The vehicle overcorrected, left the road, crashed through a barbed-wire fence, struck a large irrigation pipe, hit a tree stump, careened off the stump, and ultimately came to rest after crashing into a mature juniper tree.
Carly Moore, 19, of Bend, was found lying on the ground beside the vehicle, and was stabilized by paramedics and transported by Bend Fire Department’s ground ambulance with unknown injuries.
Initially it was reported that the driver had been ejected from the vehicle, but witness reports contradict the information provided earlier.
Sergeant Swearingen said no citations have been issued, and alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the cause of the crash. Moore was wearing a safety restraint, said the sergeant, and the investigation is continuing.