Emerson woman injured in rollover accident


May 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County say a Mills County woman suffered possible, unknown injuries during a rollover accident Sunday night. Sheriff’s officials say 43-year old Rebecca Ann Cates, of Emerson, was found at around 8:45-p.m., a short distance away from the crash site, near 200th Street and “A” Avenue.

Cates was driving a 1996 Geo Metro westbound on 200th Street, when the car crossed the center line of the road as it was rounding a curve. Cates overcorrected, sending the vehicle into the north ditch, where it rolled for an undetermined number of times before coming to rest on its top in a field.

Cates was transported to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, by Red Oak Rescue. Officials say the car was a total loss.

The accident remains under investigation, and charges are pending.