The Page County Sheriff’s Office reports out of five separate, recent accidents, only one resulted in injuries. An accident early last Saturday afternoon occurred as 16-year old Stephanie Sweesy of Clarinda, was traveling westbound on 150th Street, and lost control of the 2004 Dodge Durango she was operating. The vehicle went into the north ditch and rolled over coming to rest on the passenger side. Sweesy was transported to Clarinda Regional Health Center by Essex Ambulance. The vehicle, which is owned by Shannon Baum, of Clarinda, sustained $10,000 damage.
An accident early Sunday morning happened on Highway 71, when several deer ran out in front of a car driven by 32-year old Leslie D. Wright, of Anchorage, Alaska. The vehicle, a 2012 Dodge Calibre , was traveling northbound on the east side of Shambaugh. At least two of the animals in the deer herd were struck, causing an estimated $9,000 to the car. No injuries were reported.
The remaining three accidents happened last Friday, November 7th. The Page County Sheriff’s Office says at around 2-p.m., 61-year old Steven Richard Olson, of rural Shenandoah, was driving his 1995 Chevrolet S-10 pickup westbound on 190th approximately 1.5-miles east of Shenandoah, when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle entered the north ditch and traveled about 100-feet before hitting a concrete culvert. The pickup continued in the ditch and struck a fence owned by Carl Boylan of Shenandoah. Officials say Olson tried to get out of the ditch by backing the vehicle-up, but it became stuck in the ditch. Olson was cited for Failure to have a valid driver’s license and Failure to maintain control. Damage from the crash amounted to $5,000. No injuries were reported.
Later that evening, 56-year old Paula Marie Hayes, of rural Clarinda, was traveling east on Highway 2, when her 2002 Chevy Trailblazer hit a deer which ran onto the road on the south side of Shenandoah. The animal hit the driver’s side of the SUV, causing $5000 damage. No injuries were reported.
At about that same time, a vehicle driven by 45-year old Darrin Eugene Harvey, of Elmo, Mo., was traveling west on Highway 2 on the south side of Shenandoah, when he struck one of the deer that was laying in the road from the previous accident. His 2012 Chevrolet Cobalt sustained about $1,500 damage. No injuries were reported.