Slippery roads cause non-injury accidents near Red Oak


December 4th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Icy roads were to blame for a non-injury accident Sunday morning, about two-miles east of Red Oak. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, vehicles driven by 56-year old Colleen Rae Brown, of Stanton, and 24-year old Jessica Gail McCuen, of Villisca, collided on Highway 34 at the intersection with 200th Street. Officials say a 2008 Dodge Caliber driven by Brown and a 2002 GMC Denali driven by McCuen, were both traveling westbound when Brown began to slow down. McCuen was unable to get stopped in time due to the icy roadway. The right rear of the Denali clipped the left rear of the Dodge, causing $3,000 damage to each vehicle. The accident happened at around 11:20-a.m.  No citations were issued due to the icy road condition.

And, an accident early Saturday morning nearly four-miles northeast of Red Oak was also attributed to a wet and muddy road. Sheriff’s officials say 36-year old Kelly Jon Stites, of Red Oak, was traveling north on M Avenue at around 5:45-a.m., when his 2005 Chevy pickup began to slide on the roadway, near 200th Street. The truck entered a ditch and struck a culvert, sustaining about $2,500 damage. No injuries were reported.