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Sheriff: Teen on ATV hit by Jeep on rural road

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A teen farmworker suffered head injuries as he crossed the road on an ATV and got hit by a Jeep, the Linn County Sheriff's Office said. (Linn County Sheriff's Office photo)

HARRISBURG, Ore. - A teen farmworker suffered head injuries as he crossed the road on an ATV and got hit by a Jeep, the Linn County Sheriff's Office said.

Zackary Trey Culpepper, 18, of Harrisburg "sustained a concussion and bruising to his hip and back," the sheriff's office said.

Culpepper was taken by helicopter to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. The sheriff's office said he was not wearing a helment.

The crash happened around 7:50 p.m. on Territorial Road near Powerline Road, east of Harrisburg.

The sheriff's office said Bobby Junior Hill, 27, of Springfield was westbound at 45 mph when Culpepper crossed the road on a 3-wheel ATV in front of Hill's Jeep, the sheriff's office said. Hill was unable to stop the Jeep in time, the sheriff's office said.

Hill told deputies that he and a 29-year-old Sweet Home woman were on their way to watch the fireworks display in Harrisburg at the time of the crash.

Neither Hill nor his passenger were physically injured in the crash.

The sheriff's office said alcohol, drugs and speed were not factors in the crash.