Authorities in Montgomery County report two people suffered minor injuries during a collision this (Wednesday) morning, in Red Oak. Officials say the accident happened at around 8-a.m., at the intersection of North 8th Street and Highway 34, when a 2006 Chevy Cobalt driven by 23-year old Levi Triplett, of Red Oak, stopped, but then proceeded into the intersection. His car was hit broadside by a 2011 Chevy Traverse, driven by 33-year old Corrine Jenkins, of Red Oak.
Officials say Jenkins had tried, but was unable to avoid the crash. Following the collision, Jenkins’ vehicle veered off to the left and impacted hard in a ditch before continuing into an open, grassy area and coming to rest. A 2008 Chevy Silverado pickup pulling a cattle trailer was traveling east on Highway 34, and was hit by the Cobalt after it was struck by the Traverse. The driver of the pickup, 28-year old Andrew Herzberg, of Villisca, was not hurt.
Triplett had to be extricated from his car by Red Oak Fire and Rescue. He and Jenkins were transported to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The car and the SUV were totaled in the crash, while the pickup sustained $500 damage. Authorities say Triplett was cited for Failure to remain stopped at a stop sign.
Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and crews with the Red Oak Fire Department assisted Red Oak Police at the scene.