Centralia: Two trapped, rescued from wreckage of single-vehicle collision

Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 10:54 am

The underside of the vehicle at Reynolds Avenue and Lum Road. / Courtesy photo by Riverside Fire Authority

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Two people were hurt in a suspected DUI crash in which a speeding vehicle flipped onto its side into trees in Centralia just before 1 o’clock this morning.

Firefighters and police responding to the corner of Reynolds Avenue and Lum Road found that witnesses broke a window and removed the passenger to safety, according to authorities.

“The driver was extricated from the vehicle utilizing heavy rescue equipment,” Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Casey McCarthy wrote in a brief summary of the incident.

They were assisted by members of Lewis County Fire District 6, the Washington State Patrol and the Centralia Police Department, according to McCarthy.

Witnesses observed the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed before the crash, according to police. Both occupants were transported with possible serious injuries to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to McCarthy.

The driver, 25-year-old Michael J. Spillman, of Centralia, was processed for driving under the influence before being transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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4 Responses to “Centralia: Two trapped, rescued from wreckage of single-vehicle collision”

  1. BobbyinLC says:

    Thank God no one was killed. People still continue to drink and drive. Driving is a privilege and not a constitutional right.

  2. Peabody Slim says:

    Why drive like a Jerk Off, see Instant Karma Strikes. Another winner of the Darwin Awards. I heard this year there handing out free booking photos and a first class ride to jail.

  3. Glenn sostrong says:

    Talk about stupid!!!!He will have a lot of time in jail to think and a lot less cash$$$$$

  4. SugarNSpice says:

    Very unfortunate that some people need to learn the hard way before they wake up. 🙁 I hope they don’t pay the ultimate price and live to see another day relatively healthy.

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