Charges pending in Cass County Injury accident


May 19th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

(Atlantic, Iowa) – The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports charges and citations are currently pending in connection with an injury accident that occurred at around 5:06-p.m. on April 30th. The accident happened near the intersection of North Olive Street and Boston Road.

Officials say a 2001 Ford Explorer being operated by Timothy Asmus, of Audubon, was southbound on Olive Street when the SUV crossed over the center line. An oncoming 2017 Chevrolet Silverado being operated by Gary Hogberg, of Exira, was traveling northbound and was forced to veer off the roadway to avoid a collision. The Silverado continued through the ditch, an adjacent fence and came to rest in a farm field.

The Explorer also continued through the ditch, paralleled the fence line for a distance but eventually drove through the fence as well. Asmus attempted to continue through the field but his SUV became stuck or disabled. Asmus left the scene of the accident but was later identified by law enforcement officers investigating the case.

Hogberg was transported for medical attention and care. The Silverado sustained an estimated $3,000 worth of damage, the Explorer sustained an estimated $1,000 worth of damage and the fence line sustained an approximated $1,000 worth of damage as well.