A pre-holiday weekend crash totaled one vehicle and caused extensive damage to another near Merna.
According to the Custer County Sheriff’s Office accident report, on Thursday, December 23 Angelina Richardson, 19 of Cairo, was traveling north on Highway 2 in a 2011 Ford Taurus along with two passengers. At the same time Dustin Eggleston, 38 of Callaway, attempted to cross Highway 2 traveling west toward Highway 92 in a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado.
According to the report, Eggleston stated he did not see the Taurus prior to entering the intersection and while crossing the intersection. Richardson stated she observed the pickup enter the intersection and attempted to avoid a collision by veering into the opposite lane. The Silverado struck the Taurus on the passenger side of the vehicle. The Silverado continued through the intersection and parked on the shoulder of Highway 92. After impact, the Taurus became disabled and came to a stop in the northbound lane facing north.
The side airbags were deployed in the Taurus, while no airbags were deployed in the Silverado. The drivers in both vehicles and the front seat occupant in the car were wearing seatbelts. The occupant in the rear seat of the Taurus was restrained in a booster seat. No injuries were reported.
The Taurus was listed as totaled and the Silverado sustained approximately $5,000 in damage.
Drugs and alcohol were not suspected in the crash. No citations were issued.