Cass County Saturday crash info. update


June 11th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

In an update to a story we first posted on Saturday afternoon, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office says it was a Kimballton man and a two-year-old boy who were injured during a rollover accident on Highway 173. The crash occurred at around 3:25-p.m., about 2-miles north of the intersection with Highway 83. 

Sheriff Darby McLaren told KJAN News 34-year old Joshua Hemminger, of Kimballton, was travelling southbound on 173 when the 1999 Ford F-150 pickup he was driving went out of control. The vehicle entered the east ditch and rolled several times. 

Hemminger was flown by LifeNet helicopter to Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha. A report on his condition is not available, but dispatch reports following the crash indicated he suffered from some head and back trauma. The child was transported by Medivac Ambulance to the Cass County Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and released.

Marne First Responders and officials with the Cass County Sheriff’s Department assisted with traffic control at the scene. Highway 173 was blocked to through traffic for nearly an hour.