(Update) 2 injured in Cass County crash – 1 hospitalized


June 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Two men were injured, one was transported to the hospital, following a crash near the intersection of Highway 71 and Interstate 80 in Cass County,Wednesday afternoon. The Iowa State Patrol says 83-year old Paul Lundgren, of Clarinda, was transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital by Medivac Ambulance, after the 2012 Buick Lacrosse he was driving failed to stop as it was coming off the exit from from I-80 westbound to the intersection with Highway 71.

As Lundgren’s car was crossing 71, it was hit broadside by a northbound 1992 Ford F-250 pickup, driven by 61-year old Steven Christensen, of Audubon. Christensen complained of pain but refused medical assistance. Both men were wearing their seat belts. The accident happened at around 2:40-p.m. Following the crash, the pickup came to rest in the median, while the car came to rest in the ditch on the northeast side of the intersection. Lundgren was trapped in his car until being freed by mechanical means.

Atlantic Fire and Rescue and deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.