Pickup over embankment: two men trapped for at least five hours - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Pickup over embankment: two men trapped for at least five hours

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- Spokane County now say speed and alcohol may have been factors in a crash that trapped two men in a pickup truck for several hours, Monday morning. Emergency crews responded to a pickup over an embankment at Palouse Highway and Stevens Creek Road, around 7am.

According to county dispatchers, two men were trapped in the vehicle for as many as five hours.  Fire rescue crews worked to free the men from the pickup which, according to rescuers had hit a tree on the Palouse Highway and rolled 50 feet down the embankment.

According to Traffic Deputy Mike Brooks, 20-year-old Colter A. McKinnon was driving southbound toward the Palouse Highway when his 1990 GMC Sierra pickup left the roadway sometime after midnight. The truck tipped on its side and struck a tree across the base of the hood.  The impact spun the truck and it rolled another 50 or 60 feet down the hillside.  Brooks said the truck was nearly impossible to see unless you were on the very edge of the roadway above.

McKinnon and his 27-year-old passenger were pinned in the truck and had to be extricated by fire department personnel.  The passenger apparently suffered multiple leg fractures and was airlifted to a downtown hospital. 

McKinnon's pickup was a total loss, Brooks reported.  He said that there were multiple beer cans at the scene, but because so much time had elapsed since the crash, it was unlikely any charges would be lodged.  Also, the gravel surface of the roadway precluded speed estimates. 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Kids walk home due to crowded bus

    Kids walk home due to crowded bus

    Friday, February 23 2018 8:18 PM EST2018-02-24 01:18:23 GMT
    School bus crash in Rathdrum, IDSchool bus crash in Rathdrum, ID
    School bus crash in Rathdrum, IDSchool bus crash in Rathdrum, ID

    Spokane Valley, Wash. As a father of four, Justin Hein was not happy that his 12-year-old daughter and five other students walked over a mile from Centennial Middle School to her home last week, “Kind of Frustrated,” said Hein. He continued by saying, “I had no clue that my kid was even nominated or telling to walk home from school with slippery ice, people driving, that aren't watching where they are going,  and trying to watch a cell phone. And I have to worry

    >>

    Spokane Valley, Wash. As a father of four, Justin Hein was not happy that his 12-year-old daughter and five other students walked over a mile from Centennial Middle School to her home last week, “Kind of Frustrated,” said Hein. He continued by saying, “I had no clue that my kid was even nominated or telling to walk home from school with slippery ice, people driving, that aren't watching where they are going,  and trying to watch a cell phone. And I have to worry

    >>
  • One dead, one injured in crash on Highway 395 near Deer Park

    One dead, one injured in crash on Highway 395 near Deer Park

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:33 AM EST2018-02-24 06:33:14 GMT

    DEER PARK, Wash. - Washington State Patrol is investigating a crash on Highway 395 near Deer Park. WSP officials said they were working to rescue two people who were trapped as a result of the crash Friday evening. Troopers said two cars were involved and there are serious injuries.  Highway 395 is blocked in both directions. Traffic is being divert southbound at Owens and northbound at Burrows.  Avoid the area if possible. 

    >>

    DEER PARK, Wash. - Washington State Patrol is investigating a crash on Highway 395 near Deer Park. WSP officials said they were working to rescue two people who were trapped as a result of the crash Friday evening. Troopers said two cars were involved and there are serious injuries.  Highway 395 is blocked in both directions. Traffic is being divert southbound at Owens and northbound at Burrows.  Avoid the area if possible. 

    >>
  • Liquor store clerks shoot armed robbery suspect, fight over gun

    Liquor store clerks shoot armed robbery suspect, fight over gun

    Saturday, February 24 2018 12:27 AM EST2018-02-24 05:27:46 GMT

    TULSA, Okla. - The owner of an Oklahoma liquor store has released graphic surveillance video showing a violent run-in with an armed robber.  KTUL reports that police responded to Forest Acres Liquor Store in Tulsa Thursday evening after the clerk called 911, saying they shot the suspect several times. The suspect took off before officers arrived, but he later showed up at a nearby hospital.  Police identified the suspect as Tyrone Lee, and 

    >>

    TULSA, Okla. - The owner of an Oklahoma liquor store has released graphic surveillance video showing a violent run-in with an armed robber.  KTUL reports that police responded to Forest Acres Liquor Store in Tulsa Thursday evening after the clerk called 911, saying they shot the suspect several times. The suspect took off before officers arrived, but he later showed up at a nearby hospital.  Police identified the suspect as Tyrone Lee, and 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/