Injury accident in Page County Tuesday morning


October 14th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

(Shenandoah, Iowa) – One person was transported to the hospital in Shenandoah with undisclosed injuries, following a single-vehicle accident, early Tuesday morning. According to the Page County Sheriff’s Office, authorities were notified at around 7:41-a.m. Tuesday, about an accident that had taken place in the 1200 block of Highway 2, about one-mile east of Shenandoah.

An investigation determined 29-year-old Andrew James Gerheart Rolf, of rural Northboro, was driving a 1999 Buick LeSabre and traveling eastbound on Highway 2 at around 1:30AM, when, according to Rolf, he swerved to miss a deer. His car crossed the westbound lane and went into the north ditch. The Buick continued east in the ditch along some trees for about 30 yards before it’s front passenger side struck a large tree. The vehicle then spun counterclockwise around a the tree in the ditch, before coming to rest next to the tree.

Rolf told Deputies hat he must have lost consciousness at that point. The crash was noticed by a passing motorist about six-hours later. Rolf’s vehicle was located in the ditch so that it was not easily seen until daylight. The impact with the tree, caused damage to the vehicle so that the doors would not open and lights on the vehicle were not functioning.

No citations were issued.The Page County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Shenandoah Fire Department, the Shenandoah Ambulance Service, and the Page County Emergency Management.