Walnut woman injured in rollover accident


April 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Two people were injured during a rollover accident that took place this (Friday) morning, in Page County. Sheriff Lyle Palmer reports a 1998 Jeep Cherokee driven by 48-year old Keith Vickers, of St. Joseph, MO., was traveling north on Highway 59, about a mile north of the Imogene corner, when Vickers fell asleep at the wheel. He awoke just in time to see the SUV heading toward a ditch. The vehicle missed a curve in the road and entered the east ditch. When Vickers tried to correct his error, the SUV rolled three-times before coming to rest on the driver’s side. A passenger in the Jeep, 50-year old Donna Kay Riggs, of Walnut, who was also asleep at the time of the accident, suffered non-incapacitating injuries, and was transported by Essex Rescue to the Shenandoah Hospital. Vickers suffered what were described as “possible” injuries, but did not require treatment. Both occupants of the SUV were wearing their seat belts. The Jeep was totaled in the crash, which occurred at around 5:25-a.m.  No citations were reported.