Single Vehicle crash in Montgomery County


July 30th, 2011 by Chris Parks

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office was called to a single vehicle accident around 3:43pm Friday afternoon at US Highway 34 and L Ave.  Upon arrival a 2001 Chevy Suburban owned by Lupita Cisneros of Rowlett, TX and being operated by 75-year-old Keith Wayne Rhone of Rockwall, TX was found wrecked while travelling Eastbound on Highway 34. 

The Suburban was pulling a 1995 Viking Travel Trailer heading Eastbound on Highway 34 when Rhone fell asleep at the wheel.  The vehicle traveled across the westbound lane of traffic and entered into the north ditch, travelling 400 feet before striking the ditch embankment of L Avenue and coming to rest. 

Two minor children in the vehicle were transported to Montgomery County Memorial Hospital by Red Oak Rescue for treatment of minor injuries.  The Suburban was a total loss and the travel trailer had an estimated $500 damage.  The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Red Oak Rescue and the Iowa State Patrol.