91-year-old Man Dies in Single Car Crash near Prineville
Date: November 13, 2014
Location: Oregon 26 near Prineville
Name: Robert Akins
Thursday afternoon a 91-year-old man was killed after a crash on Oregon 26 about six miles east of Prineville.
The 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup crashed into a Juniper tree. The pickup was found down a steep embankment off the road and had significant damage to the driver’s side door.
Robert Akins, the driver, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Witnesses saw the pickup lose traction on the snow and ice.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Robert Akins.
Accidents like this are commonly caused by wet roads and ice. When these conditions occur, you need to be especially careful. Unfortunately, in most cases these accidents are considered the fault of the driver. But, in some cases, the accident may have been caused by poor road conditions, other drivers’ bad judgment, or another reason not readily apparent. Personal injury lawyers have experience with these types of investigations, or you can hire a personal investigator with experience in auto crashes.
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