A 21-year-old Sisters man was taken to the hospital after crashing into a tree on Highway 126 near Willow Lane in the early hours of November 30.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office reports that deputies and Sisters fire personnel were dispatched at 3:45 a.m., on Friday, November 30, to Highway 126 near Willow Lane just east of Sisters on a report of a single vehicle crashed into a tree.

Upon arrival, deputies located a Dodge pickup, which had come to rest blocking both lanes of travel. Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Department paramedics evaluated the driver and transported him via ground ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center-Redmond for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation revealed the driver was traveling westbound on Highway 126 when he lost control of his pickup on the slick roadway. The pickup left the roadway, struck a tree and came to rest blocking both lanes of travel. Deputies are still investigating possible contributing factors to the crash.

Highway 126 was either restricted to one lane or totally blocked for about an hour.