December 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson
A low flying owl was apparently to blame for a single-vehicle accident Wednesday morning, in Page County. Sheriff Lyle Palmer says an SUV driven by 54-year old Teresa Riley, of Shenandoah, was traveling northbound in the 2300 block of B Avenue in Shenandoah, when a low flying owl passed before in front of the vehicle. Riley ducked in her seat and swerved to miss the creature, causing her to lose control of her 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The vehicle slid into the east ditch and rolled three-quarters of a turn before coming to rest on its passenger side.
Riley, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported to the Shenandoah Hospital by private vehicle following the 7:20-a.m. crash., which caused $8,000 damage to her SUV. No citations were issued.