5 people injured in Montgomery County accident, Thursday


March 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An accident Thursday morning in Montgomery County caused five people, including three children, to be sent to the hospital. Sheriff’s officials say at around 9:25-a.m., an SUV driven by 16-year old Adam Mathew Stevens, of Villisca and owned by Jennifer Dawn Schultz, of Villisca, had gone into a ditch, after Stevens attempted to negotiate a turn from Highway 71 onto eastbound High Street.

Stevens and Schultz, along with their passengers, 12-year old Brigette M. Englebert, two-year old Malakeye Westbrook, and one-year old Montgomery Westbrook, were transported by Red Oak and Villisca Rescue to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, for evaluation. Sheriff’s officials say the Villisca Fire Department also assisted at the scene.

Damage to Schultz’ 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee was estimated at $1,500. There were no citations issued.