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Early Monday morning

Photo Credit: OSP PHOTO - Three Warm Springs girls were seriously injured in an early morning crash on U.S. Highway 26, southeast of Madras, Aug. 25.Three female juveniles were seriously injured and a dog was killed in an early morning crash Aug. 25, on U.S. Highway 26, about eight miles southeast of Madras.

According to Oregon State Police, at around 3:29 a.m., a Toyota Camry, driven by Rosebud Whipple, 16, of Warm Springs, was traveling westbound on Highway 26, near milepost 8, when it left the roadway and rolled several times, coming to rest off the highway on its top.

The driver and passengers, Annalise Whipple, 13, and Rhienna Wolfe, 16, both of Warm Springs, sustained serious injuries. The driver and Annalise Whipple were transported by ambulance to St. Charles Madras before being transferred to Oregon Health and Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland. Rhienna Wolfe was transported by air ambulance to St. Charles Bend.

The dog was found deceased inside the vehicle.

OSP collision reconstructionists, with the assistance of a Bend Police Department reconstructionist, are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Safety restraint use is not yet confirmed.

OSP troopers from the Bend and Madras offices were assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services, Jefferson County Fire District No. 1, and Oregon Department of Transportation.

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