An accident in Taylor County turns deadly.
On December 31st a little after 1 o’clock in the afternoons, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a two vehicle accident with injuries in the town of Roosevelt. Taylor County Deputies, Gilman Fire Department and Gilman Ambulance were dispatched to the scene. The drivers who were the only occupants of both vehicles were transported a nearby hospital with injuries.
The driver of one of the vehicles, 65 year old James J. Penk of Lublin later died from injuries. Preliminary investigation into the vehicle accident finds James Penk had been plowing snow from a driveway and pushing it across the roadway when he drove out in front of the southbound vehicle causing the collision.