(VILLISCA) Texting while driving caused an accident in Villisca this morning.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says the accident occurred in the 100 block of N 3rd Avenue at around 10:22 a.m. 17 year old Olivia Herzberg of Villisca was driving a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am northbound on 3rd Avenue when she was distracted by texting on her cell phone. Herzberg’s vehicle ran into the rear of a 2001 Chevy Pickup that was legally parked on N 3rd Avenue.
Herzberg was cited for Use of Electronic Communication Device. The damage to both vehicles was estimated at around $4,500 each.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Villisca Fire Department.