Star-gazing driver causes car to drive into a ditch in Audubon County


March 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

One person suffered possible, unknown injuries during a single-vehicle accident Wednesday night south of Gray, in Audubon County. Sheriff’s officials say 40-year old John Presley Lampe, of Indianola, was transported by Audubon Fire and Rescue to the Audubon County Memorial Hospital, after the car he was driving went into a ditch off of westbound 120th Street. The accident happened at around 10:30-p.m., as Lampe was driving and looking up at the stars. The man was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.There was no damage to Lampe’s 2001 Buick.