Casey teen cited following accident on I-80 Wednesday


November 13th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

In a report released over the weekend, the Iowa State Patrol says a Guthrie County man was cited following an investigation into a non-injury accident which occurred on Interstate 80 on November 9th. 18-year old Daniel Ray Draman, of Casey, was cited for Failure to Maintain Control. The accident happened at around 5:25-a.m., as Draman was traveling in the left lane of I-80 westbound in a 1996 Ford Mustang, about a half-mile west of the Olive Street exit.

According to the Patrol, Draman’s car was passing a truck and trailer driven by 60-year old Calvin Donnell Crawford, of Haw River, North Carolina, as Crawford was in the right lane. When the car hit a wet spot on the road, it went out of control. The Mustang crossed into the truck’s lane and sideswiped the vehicle before it went off the road to the left, crossed the median and both eastbound lanes of traffic before entering the south ditch. The car sustained a total of $2,500 damage. The truck, which sustained $3,500 damage,  came to rest on the north shoulder of westbound I-80.