ISP releases info. on week old crash in Cass County


March 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol today (Tuesday, March 20th) released information about an accident which occurred March 13th on Interstate 80, in Cass County. Officials say a 2000 Ford F-250 truck driven by 27-year old Esperanza Martinez Carvajal, of Falmouth, MI, was traveling east on I-80 near the Cass/Pottawattamie County line, when for reasons unknown, her vehicle went off the traveled portion of the road, onto the north shoulder.

When the woman over-corrected, her truck slid across both lanes of traffic, entered the south ditch and rolled over before coming to rest on the driver’s side. The accident happened at around 1:20-p.m. Martinez-Carvajal and her passenger, 22-year old Maciel Munoz Trejo, suffered minor injuries and were transported by Medivac ambulance to the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic. Martinez-Carvajal was cited for Failure to Have a Valid Driver’s License and Failure to Maintain Control. Her vehicle sustained about $1,000 damage.