Authorities investigate property damage accident in Red Oak


August 14th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County Sunday, investigated a property damage accident in Red Oak. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says a two-vehicle accident happened at the intersection of Highways 34 & 48. When Deputies arrived just after noon, Sunday, they determined a 2008 Chrysler van owned and driven by 86-year old Gene H. Howes, of Hamilton, IL, was traveling east on Highway 34, and failed to yield or stop at the intersection with Highway 48.

The van collided with a 1998 Ford van, driven by 44-year old June Marie Lang, of Red Oak. No injuries were reported. Damage from the crash amounted to $8,000.

Officials say Howe was cited for Failure to Obey a Stop Sign. Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel from the Red Oak Fire and Rescue Department, Red Oak Police, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Reserves.