Two accidents…1 missing vehicle


May 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident east of Clarinda, where the vehicle involved remains a mystery. Officials say at around 1:30-a.m. Tuesday, an unknown vehicle went out of control on V Avenue, about two-tenths of a mile west of 222nd Street. The vehicle left the road and hit a curve marker before traveling down a ditch, through a yard and flower bed at 2235 V Avenue, and then back onto the roadway before continuing south. Damage from the incident amounted to at least $200. It’s not known if the driver of the vehicle suffered any injuries, as authorities have nothing to go on at this point.

The second accident happened at around 5-p.m. Saturday southwest of Essex, when a right rear tire blew out on a 1995 Chevy Blazer driven by 64-year old Juan Cepeda, of Shenandoah. The incident caused him to lose control of the SUV, which crossed the center line of Highway 48 at about C Avenue. The vehicle ended up rolling onto its passenger side. Cepeda was not injured during the mishap, but he was cited for not having a valid driver’s license. Damage from the accident amounted to $2,500