Two injured during weekend accident in Cass County


December 13th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Two people were injured during a single-vehicle accident Saturday night, in Wiota. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the scene at Main and East Streets in Wiota, at around 10:45-p.m.  Officials say a 1997 Chevy Cavalier owned and driven by 18-year old Bradley William Herring, of Atlantic, was southbound on East Street when Herring lost control of the car, which ramped the railroad tracks and came to rest in the west ditch. 

Herring complained of head, chest and hand pain, and was transported by private vehicle to the Cass County Memorial Hospital, in Atlantic. A 17-year-old female passenger was transported to CCMH via Anita Rescue. A second passenger in the car, 18-year-old Anthony Jessen, was not injured. Damage to the vehicle was estimated to be $3500.00. Following an investigation, Brad Herring was cited for Failure to Maintain Control. 

A second accident occurred last Saturday, in Griswold. The Sheriff’s Department says an investigation into a minor collision in the 800 block of Whitney Street resulted in the arrest of 56-year old Boyd Eugene Lewis, of Griswold. Lewis faces a charge of OWI/2nd Offense. He was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released Sunday, on his own recognizance.