Driver thought she fell asleep before tumbling toward creek

Staff writer

Rebecca Perrymore of Peabody narrowly avoided a roll into Spring Creek Monday evening when she lost control of her 2012 Suzuki sedan, clipped the corner of a concrete bridge on the west side of Locust Street south of City Park, and rolled the car into the ditch along the creek bed.

Perrymore, 40, was trapped in the car while her passenger, Sheridan Brown, 26, also of Peabody, was able to extricate himself. Both were wearing seat belts. “Perrymore told the officer at the scene she thought she fell asleep,” Peabody police chief Bruce Burke said. “They were on Locust, coming into Peabody from the south, traveling in the right-hand lane, but the car went down the embankment toward the creek bed on the west (left) side of the road.”

Peabody ambulance was on the way home from another call, so Marion County Dispatch called Florence ambulance to the scene. Individual Peabody EMS personnel responded before either ambulance arrived. Peabody police, Peabody firefighters, Marion County Sheriff’s officers, and the Marion County EMS director all arrived at the location of the wreck.

LifeTeam was called out and transported Perrymore to a medical facility with non-incapacitating injuries. Brown refused treatment at the scene.

Last modified Aug. 24, 2016