5 injured in Montgomery County rollover


July 13th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Five people were injured during a single-vehicle rollover accident Tuesday night, southeast of Red Oak. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says the driver of a 2008 Ford Fusion, 16-year old Eligah Cole Ryan Newkirk, of Nodaway, and four passengers in the vehicle, were transported to the Montgomery County Hospital for treatment and observation of non-life threatening injuries.

Officials say the car was traveling southbound on J Avenue and approaching the intersection with 230th Street, when a deer appeared on the road. Newkirk told authorities when he swerved to miss the animal, he lost control of the vehicle, which entered the southeast ditch at the intersection, and rolled over before coming to rest on its top.

The accident happened at around 10:10-p.m., Tuesday. The car, registered to 73-year old Goldie Ann Adams, of Red Oak, was a total loss.