Essex teen injured in Saturday crash


May 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An Essex teen was injured during a single vehicle accident this (Saturday) morning in Fremont County. The Iowa State Patrol says a passenger in a 1999 Plymouth Neon, 18-year old Tabitha Morris, of Essex, was transported by Shenandoah Rescue to the hospital in Shenandoah after the car went out of control, slid across a farm drive and entered a drainage ditch before coming to rest on its left side in the ditch. The accident happened on Highway 2, at around 6:20-a.m., about 1 mile east of Farragut, and took place when the driver of the car, 21-year old Trevor Vermillion, of Farragut, passed out at the wheel. Officials say Morris was not wearing her seat belt. A report on her condition was not available. Vermillion was not injured.