Accident results in death of local girl<BR>
- Bill Sheehy
One Prineville teenager lost her life and a second remains in critical condition following a traffic accident on N. Main Street Friday evening.
>A Crook County High School student lost her life and a second remains in the hospital following a two vehicle collision on N. Main Street last Friday evening.
Shortly after 6 p.m., a small four-door sedan driven by Rachel Dunaway, 17, was southbound and slowing to make a left turn onto Mariposa Avenue. The sedan was struck from the rear by a Ford Bronco driven by another Prineville resident, 20-year old Kellee Gerard.
Dunaway was transported by AirLife to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, where she remains listed as being in critical but stable condition. There were two passengers in the Dunaway vehicle. Lindsay Jones and Lacey Barnhouse, both 16. Barnhouse, seated in the back seat of the car was pronounced dead at the scene and Jones was transported to Pioneer Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released.
Gerard and her 14-month old son Gavin, were also taken to PMH, treated for minor injuries and released.
Few details about the cause of the accident have been released and the district attorney's office reported that the accident is being investigated as a criminal case.
Funeral services for Barnhouse will be held at the First Baptist Church, Wednesday at 1 p.m. For the full obituary, please see the obituary page on this website.