Petersburg Press

Sheriff’s office checks accidents west of Petersburg

A pair of one-vehicle accidents occurred during the past several days on 110th Avenue west of Petersburg. In both cases, drivers lost control on “washboard” road conditions, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.

On Friday, May 1, at 6:40 p.m. a 1994 Ford Explorer driven by Devon R. Baum, rural Petersburg, was southbound on 110th Ave. when the driver lost control 13 miles west and 1 1/4 miles north of Petersburg. The vehicle overturned in the east ditch, coming to rest on its side.

Ms. Baum was alone in the vehicle, and seatbelts were in use. She sustained minor injuries and was taken to the hospital by her parents for treatment.

The vehicle caught fire after the accident and was a total loss. The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to put out the fire.

On Monday, May 4, at 6:15 a.m., a roll-over accident occurred 11 miles west and 1.3 miles north of Petersburg on 110th Ave. A 1996 Jeep Cherokee, driven by Virginia Larson of Bartlett, was southbound when the driver lost control. The vehicle rolled in the east ditch and came to rest on its side.

Ms. Larson was alone in the vehicle, and seatbelts were in use. She was not injured. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $1,500.