Red Oak man killed in single-vehicle accident


June 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol reports an accident early this (Friday) morning in Montgomery County has claimed the life of a Red Oak man. 29-year old Ryan James Perdue died in the crash which happened at around 4-a.m., about 9-miles northeast of Red Oak. Officials say Perdue was traveling south on O Avenue about one-quarter of a mile north of 170th Street, when the 2003 Ford Explorer he was driving left the road to the right. Perdue overcorrected and lost control of the SUV, causing it to roll into the east ditch. The man was ejected as the vehicle rolled. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Patrol says he was not wearing a seatbelt. The Explorer, registered to Rose Boseck, of Griswold, sustained about $10,000 damage, and was considered a total loss.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the accident scene by the Iowa State Patrol, along with personnel from the Stanton Fire and Rescue and Grant Rescue Departments.