Rollover accident in Montgomery County, Saturday morning


September 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

One person suffered minor injuries during a rollover accident Saturday morning, east of Red Oak, in Montgomery County. Sheriff’s officials say 22-year old Ryan Gillispie, of Kansas City, MO., was traveling west on Highway 34 at around 3:23-a.m., when he fell asleep at the wheel of his 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo. The man was awakened by the sound of gravel from the north shoulder of the road, and tried to take corrective action.

Gillispie over-corrected, causing the car to slide across the road and enter the south ditch, about four-tenths of a mile east of 200th Street. The car rolled twice before coming to rest in a soybean field. A witness to the accident called 9-1-1. Gillispie suffered a cut to his head and was transported to the Montgomery County Hospital by Red Oak Rescue. The car was declared a total loss. Damage to the fence and bean field was estimated at $800. There were no citations issued.