On Monday, June 3, 2019, at approximately 0354 hours, deputies from the Crook County Sheriff’s Office and medics from Crook County Fire & Rescue were dispatched to a reported injury motor vehicle crash on NE McKay Creek Road near NE Allen Creek Road (near mile post 9).
Initial reports to dispatch indicated that a Ford F350 had traveled down a 10 foot embankment and had struck a Juniper tree and that one of two occupants was still trapped inside the truck. The second had self-extricated prior to deputies arrival.
Deputies and medics arrived on scene and the jaws of life were utilized to extricate a female that was still inside the truck. During the investigation, it was found that the truck was being operated by 22 year old Amee Neathery and was accompanied by her passenger, 20 year old Austin Lee of Prineville. Prior to the crash, Neathery was traveling southbound on NE McKay Creek Road when she left the roadway due to unknown circumstances and collided with a Juniper tree. At the time of the crash, Lee was sleeping in the back seat of the truck and was not seat belted.
At this time, it is unknown if there are other contributing factors to the crash, but speed does not appear to be one of the factors at this time. The case/crash is still under investigation.