Man life flighted after car crash

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BEND, Ore. — A driver was life flighted from the scene of an accident on Saturday afternoon on Highway 31 near Highway 97. 

An SUV driven by 33 year old Jeffrey Rutledge from LaPine, was on Birchwood Road when he went to make a turn onto Sun Forest Drive and for some reason he drove off the roadway and into a tree.

Rutledge was taken to an area where the helicopter could land, and then he was transported to the St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.

Rutledge was reportedly not wearing a seat belt.