Creston man escapes injury after pickup enters ditch & burns up in Cass County


October 31st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(Update 11-a.m. Wed.)

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says a Union County man escaped injury after the pickup he was driving left the road and caught fire Tuesday evening. 56-year old Dennis James Case, of Creston, was traveling on Oxford Road, between 640th and 650th Streets, when he fell asleep at the wheel of his 2001 Chevy S-10 pickup. The vehicle entered the ditch and caught the dry grass on fire. The flames consumed the truck, which was considered to be a total loss. Case was cited for Failure to Maintain Control and No Proof of Insurance. Officials say the accident, which happened at around 6:30-p.m., remains under investigation.