Turkey talk leads to rollover accident in Montgomery County


August 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Discussion between the driver of a pickup and her passenger Friday afternoon about a turkey in a field, resulted in a rollover accident southeast of Red Oak. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department says Mary K. Bailey and her passenger, Erica R. Jackson, both of Red Oak, suffered from minor injuries following the accident, which happened at around 6:30-p.m., near the intersection of 210th and K Avenue.

Officials say Bailey was driving a 1993 Chevy pickup southbound on K Avenue and speaking with Jackson. The discussion was about a turkey Jackson saw in a field on the east side of the road. When Bailey turned to look at the wild bird, she missed her turn onto eastbound 210th Street. When she realized her mistake and attempted to negotiate the turn, the pickup skidded off the south side of the road, entered a ditch and rolled onto its side. The damage was estimated at $3,000.