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Joseph Weitman was reportedly following another vehicle too close and collided with it, flipping the vehicle and trapping the driver inside

PHOTO COURTESY OF CROOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Emergency personnel respond to a two-vehicle crash on Southeast Davis Loop.

One driver was cited following a two-vehicle crash in Juniper Canyon that trapped another driver in their upside-down vehicle.

Crook County deputies and Crook County Fire and Rescue personnel were dispatched to the crash scene, on Southeast Davis Loop near Remington Road shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday. Reports said one pickup had possible T-boned another, causing to roll onto its top and trap the driver inside.

Upon arrival, deputies determined that a white 2007 ford pickup driven by 49-year-old Prineville man Joseph Weitman was traveling southbound on Davis Loop near Remington Road. He was following a gray 1990 ford pickup driven by 26-year-old Prineville man Dustin Halcom.

Weitman was following Halcom too closely, authorities reported, and could not react in time when Halcom braked. His vehicle struck Halcom's vehicle causing it to leave the roadway and flip onto its roof. Weitman's vehicle ended up partially on top of Halcom's vehicle trapping the driver inside.

Crook County Fire and Rescue had to extricate Halcom from his vehicle. He was then transported to St. Charles Hospital in Prineville by ambulance to be evaluated due to the severity of the crash. Weitman was cited for following too close, which resulted in causing the accident.

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