(Correction) 2 injured in high speed Mills County accident


November 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(Correction to passenger’s name made by Mills Co. Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 5th, 2012)

A Council Bluffs woman and a passenger in her car, were injured Tuesday night (Oct. 30th), during a single-vehicle accident about 5-miles north of Glenwood. The Mills County Sheriff’s Department reports the driver of the vehicle, 44-year old Renee Michelle Palen, of Council Bluffs, along with her passenger, Nathan Malik, of Council Bluffs, were transported by Glenwood Rescue to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs.

Officials say Palen’s 2008 Dodge was traveling north on 221st Street at a high rate of speed, when it went off the road into the east ditch. The vehicle hit a culvert and went airborne over Elrod Road, before it hit another culvert and went airborne again. The vehicle landed on its passenger side on 221st Street, and came to rest on its top in the west ditch. The accident happened at around 6:50-p.m.