Two accidents in Cass County, but no injuries


January 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported following a single-vehicle accident early Tuesday morning, in Lewis. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, the collision happened at around 12:30-a.m., at the intersection of 1st and Minnesota Streets in Lewis. Officials say a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix owned and driven by 51-year old Lisa Swanson, of Marne, was northbound on First Street when Swanson lost control of the car, which then hit a parked 1995 Chevy 1500 pickup owned by Mary Mayo of Lewis. Damage from the mishap amounted to $4,000. Swanson was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.

And, Sunday afternoon, December 30th, deputies in Cass County responded to a report of a one-vehicle accident on Oxford Road, about one-quarter of a mile east of 660th Street. Authorities say a 2002 Chevy Silverado owned and driven by 60-year old Galen Dean Becker, of Cumberland, was westbound on Oxford Road when the pickup entered a slushy stretch of roadway at around 2-p.m.. The road conditions caused the trailer the truck was pulling to jackknife. No injuries were reported. Damage occurred to Becker’s pickup, a power pole, fence and posts. The loss was estimated at $11,300 altogether.