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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 78 near Harney / Malheur County Line
Sergeant Brian Williams
Oregon State Police - Burns

On June 22, 2009 at 3:06 p.m. Oregon State Police troopers from the Burns worksite responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on Highway 78 about 57 miles southeast of Burns.  

Preliminary investigation indicates a 1999 Ford Contour passenger vehicle was traveling eastbound at milepost 57, crossed over the westbound lane and left the roadway where it rolled several times.  The operator and lone occupant of the vehicle, LINDA LEA PRUYN, age 65, from Crane, was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency responders.  

LINDA PRUYN was wearing her safety belt and the airbag deployed in the crash.

Oregon State Police troopers were assisted on scene by the Harney County Sheriff's Office, Harney EMS and ODOT.