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Serious injury avoided in crash
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Serious injury was avoided during this Wednesday afternoon crash on South Chancery Street in front of McMinnville Physical Therapy.

Failure to yield is being cited for the cause of a head-on collision involving a car and a monster-truck-sized tractor on South Chancery Street on Wednesday

According to McMinnville Police Department, Joyce B. West, 85, knew where she was going but she failed to watch for oncoming traffic.

“West told Officer (Gabriel) Harbin that she didn’t see the tractor when turning,” said Lt. Mark Mara. “She turned, but she failed to look for oncoming traffic before doing so. With the size of the vehicle coming toward her, she was too focused on the destination and not looking for oncoming motorists. Fortunately, with her wearing a seatbelt, she was protected from serious injuries.”

West was traveling outbound at approximately 2:15 p.m. and attempted a left turn into McMinnville Physical Therapy. Making his way into town was Jackson Vickers, 44, driving a Vector 350 tractor owned by Co-Op. The two collided with the car’s front end, passenger side being crushed under the tractor.

The 85-year-old reported minor injuries and declined immediate medical attention. Warren County EMS was not called to the scene. Vickers was uninjured. 

Both drivers are Warren County residents.

West was cited for failure to yield.