Police: Car driver continues for 50 feet with pickup truck on roof in Walmart parking lot

Newport police say a driver in an Acura car crashed into a pickup truck in a Walmart parking lot and carried it on its roof for 50 feet, striking other vehicles on March 7, 2019. Photo courtesy Newport Police Department

NEWPORT, Ore. – Newport police responded to a crash in the Walmart parking lot Thursday afternoon and found a Dodge pickup truck on top of an Acura Integra.

Police responded to the multi-vehicle crash at 4 p.m. Witnesses reported several vehicles on their sides and one vehicle on top of another.

Investigators determined that Chase Castle, 27, of Depoe Bay, was driving the Acura. They say he sped away from the car wash south of the Walmart parking lot and traveled across Northwest 25th Street at 60 mph.

Police say he then entered the Walmart parking lot, struck a curb, and then T-boned the Dodge pickup truck, which was parked in the lot. The force lifted the Dodge on top of the Acura.

Officers say the Acura continued for about 50 feet with the pickup truck on top of it before coming to a stop. Police say the pickup truck struck several other vehicles while it was on top of the Acura.

All of the vehicles, except for the Acura, were unoccupied at the time of the crashes, police said. Castle was the only occupant in the Acura.

Police located the owners of the other vehicles inside the Walmart.

Officers took Castle into custody. He was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on four counts of second-degree reckless driving and criminal mischief. He was treated for minor injuries at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital.

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