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Driver injured in O’Neil Highway crash

O'Neil Highway crash Redmond FD 1116
Redmond Fire & Rescue
Firefighter-medics had to cut away wreckage of pickup truck to remove injured driver after it slammed into tree along O'Neil Highway Saturday afternoon.

Removed from wreckage, flown to hospital

REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- An injured driver was flown to the hospital Saturday after a pickup truck left the O'Neil Highway near Redmond and crashed into a tree, authorities said.

Redmond and Crook County firefighters responded to the crash reported shortly before 1:30 p.m. at milepost 6, along with Oregon State Police and Crook County sheriff's deputies.

Redmond Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Ron Hawkins said they arrived to find the small pickup with severe damage and a leaking fuel tank.

Firefighter-medics stabilized the pickup, stopped the fuel leak and cut away the wreckage to free the driver, who was flown by a Life Flight helicopter to a nearby hospital, Hawkins said.

Further details were not immediately available.

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