After rear-ending a car, a 21-year-old man named Hunter Jones from La-Pine faced drunk driving, reckless endangering and assault.
Jones, driving a Dodge pickup, was driving on the inside left lane of the northbound lane of Highway 20 when he crashed into a Jeep, causing the Jeep to hit two other vehicles. Witnesses reported the incident at approximately 3:39 p.m.
The southbound lanes were then closed for about an hour to allow first responders to respond safely.
The woman in the vehicle’s front seat and a child in the back were taken to the St. Charles hospital in Bend with significant injuries. The male driver was also taken, but with minor injuries. The pickup driver also received minor injuries.
The male driver of the pickup truck was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, five counts of reckless endangering and DUII.
Currently, police ask that anyone who witnessed the crash call the non-emergency dispatch at (541)693 6911.