ISP releases more info. on Sept. 12th crash in Cass County


September 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol, Monday, released more information about a crash which occurred on Interstate 80 last Wednesday (Sept. 12th), in Cass County. As we reported on that same evening, one person suffered minor injuries when a pickup pulling a camper  overturned into the north ditch, at around 7:30-p.m., near the Elk Horn exit. Officials say a 2002 GMC Yukon driven by 71-year old David Herrmann, of Sturgis, Michigan, was traveling west on I-80. As he entered a construction zone, the SUV hit the cones which set out to guide traffic into the left lane. The Patrol says Herrmann panicked and hit his brakes, causing the travel trailer he was pulling to jackknife. The SUV and trailer continued westbound until both rolled onto their left sides into the ditch at about the 54-mile marker. Herrmann, who was wearing his seat belt, was transported by Atlantic Rescue to the Cass County Memorial Hospital, for treatment of his injuries. He was later cited for Failure to Maintain Control. The SUV was totaled in the crash.