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Mitchell Wells fails to negotiate corner and vehicle goes airborn before hitting pole and landing top down

PHOTO COURTESY OF CROOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Mitchell Wells failed to negotiate a corner and his vehicle went airborn before hitting a pole and landing top down.

A Prineville man avoided injury in a Sunday afternoon after a collision with a utility pole on Northeast Mill Creek Road.

According to a Crook County Sheriff's Office report, the accident occurred near mile post 2 just before 2:30 p.m. Deputies responded to a report that a Ford truck that had crashed into a utility pole and was truck was lying on its top down an embankment. When they arrived on scene, they found 18-year-old Mitchell Wells of Prineville, who had managed to self-extricate, but was not injured.

An investigation into the crash revealed that Wells was traveling northbound when he failed to negotiate a curve near mile post 2. Based upon the evidence at the scene, Mitchell appeared to have lost control before becoming airborne and colliding with a utility pole. The truck subsequently rolled onto its top at the bottom of the utility pole. The pole sustained significant damage.

Wells was issued a citation for failure to drive within lane. Speed is considered to be a contributing factor in the crash, however alcohol did not appear to be a contributing factor.

Central Electric Cooperative was contacted and responded due to the damage to the utility pole. Mill Creek Road near mile post 2 was closed in both directions for approximately 20 minutes while the truck was pulled up the embankment.

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