2 accidents in Page County, Sunday


June 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Page County Sheriff Lyle Palmer said Tuesday, that no injuries were reported following two separate accidents Sunday evening. 21-year old Johnny Lee Blake, of New Market was cited for Failure to Maintain Control, after the 1998 Ford Mustang he was driving was traveling too fast and went out of control on Highway 2, on the outskirts of Shenandoah. The accident happened as Blake was trying to turn onto Annacrose Highway from westbound Highway 2, at around 5:20-p.m. Sheriff Palmer says the car hit some loose gravel and sand before going into a skid. Blake overcorrected twice, sending the car into the west ditch, where it hit a City of Shenandoah “Welcome” sign. Damage to the sign amounted to $4,000. The car sustained $2,500 damage.

The other accident happened at around 4:30-p.m. Sunday, on 270th Street, near the intersection with Q Avenue, or about two-miles west of Shambaugh. Palmer says Cody Alan Graham, of Coin, was traveling west on 270th when the 1996 Dodge Caravan he was driving went out of control, left the road to the right and rolled over into a ditch before coming to rest on its left side. The vehicle sustained $3,000 damage. No citations were issued.