A vehicle was knocked upside-down with the driver trapped inside in downtown McMinnville on Wednesday afternoon.
McMinnville Police Department patrolman Brenton Hickerson said the investigation is still ongoing but failure to stop at a red light was the cause of the crash at the intersection of W. Main Street and S. High Street.
Kyle Allen, 56, of Warren County was driving a 2006 black GMC Sierra northbound on S. High Street about to cross the intersection when there was a collision with a 2009 silver Dodge Journey going eastbound on W. Main.
Allen T-boned the Journey, spinning it and causing it to flip completely upside-down, landing on its roof.
The driver of the Dodge Journey was Michael Campbell, 67, with passenger Jason West, 42, his son-in-law, both of Warren County. West was able to escape the vehicle, but Campbell was trapped until McMinnville Fire Department was able to free him.
Campbell was transported to Ascension Saint Thomas River Park per his own request. When officer Hickerson visited Campbell at the hospital, he said, “He seemed OK. He was coherent and knew where he was.”
Two eyewitnesses at the scene said they saw Campbell run the red light on W. Main Street, and Hickerson suspects Allen wasn’t stopped at the intersection beforehand, giving him enough speed to flip the Dodge Journey.
Campbell was cited for running the red light.