Seven injured in snowy crash

by: Oregon State Police A sedan driven by a Prineville woman slid in a heavy snowstorm west of Government Camp last Friday, colliding with a vehicle in the opposing lane driven by a Prineville man.

A two-vehicle crash three miles west of Government Camp left seven people injured Friday, May 27.

At about 9:10 p.m., Elva Barajas, 35, of Prineville lost control of her 2006 Chrysler Sebring on a snowy portion of Highway 26, according to Oregon State Police.

The Sebring slid into the eastbound lane and collided with a 1992 Jeep Cherokee driven by Jeremiah W. Carter, 37, of Prineville.

Barajas and two of her passengers were transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with injuries. The passenger in the right-front seat was extricated by fire personnel and suffered serious injuries.

Barajas was cited for careless driving. Everyone in the Sebring were wearing seat belts, according to officials.

Carter and his two passengers were also transported to the hospital with injuries. The passenger in the right-rear seat reportedly was not using a seat belt and had a possible serious injury.

Troopers from the Portland Area Command office were completing the investigation at press time