Accidents reported in Cass County


October 3rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office today (Monday) released a report on recent accidents. On Saturday (Oct. 1st), deputies responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident on 590th Street. Officials say a 2002 Honda CRV owned and driven by 58-year old Rebecca Lynn Klein,  of Belton, MO, was southbound on Highway 173, when her vehicle was struck in the rear by a 2011 Honda owned and driven by 55-year old Laura A. Richardson, of Raymore, MO. A total of four people  were transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Damage from the accident amounted to $7,500. No citations were issued.
On Thursday (Sept. 29th), Cass County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a single-vehicle accident on Buck Creek Road. Authorities say a 2008 Dodge Durango owned and driven by 38-year old Tawnya Juanita Brooks,  of Atlantic,  was traveling south on Buck Creek Road when Brooks lost control of the SUV, which entered the west ditch and hit a culvert. The woman refused transport to the hospital. She was subsequently cited for Failure to Maintain Control. The damage to her vehicle was estimated at $4,000.

On September 24th, a two-vehicle accident was reported to have occured on 750th Street, about  one-half mile north of Glendale Road. Sheriff’s officials say a 2011 Ford F-150 Super Cab driven by 26-year old Alexis Arturo Hernandez, of Crane, TX, was northbound on 750th Street when it crossed the center line and collided with a 1998 Ford F-150 pickup, owned and driven by 44-year old Jeffrey Allen Baker, of Earlham. No serious injuries were reported.  Damage from the crash amounted to $3,500. The sheriff’s department says Hernandez was cited for Driving on the Wrong Side of Two-Way Highway.

And, on September 23rd, a single-vehicle accident occured on 690th Street in Cass County, about one-quarter of a mile north of Cumberland. Officials say a 2007 Hyundai Tiburon driven by 16-year old Cole Daniel Johnson, of Cumberland, was traveling south on 690th Street, when the car left the road and entered the east ditch before hitting a tree. An unidentified passenger in the car was injured, and transported to the Cass County Hospital by Cumberland Rescue. Damage to the car was estimated at $15,000.