Two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 34 & State Hwy. 50.
Cass County Sheriff Wm. C. Brueggemann advised that on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 1810 hrs. Cass County Deputies, along with Avoca Fire, Weeping Water Rescue, and Cass County EMS received a report of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 34 & State Hwy. 50.
Heath Lefler (38, of Humboldt) was southbound on Hwy. 50 in a 2010 Ford Fusion when he failed to yield the right-of way to an eastbound 2003 Ford F-250, being driven by Taylor Fleischman (28, of Elmwood).
The collision removed the front bumper of the Fusion from the vehicle. Lefler was treated at the scene for a sore wrist but refused transport. A passenger in Lefler's vehicle was transported by Weeping Water Rescue to Syracuse Hospital for possible food poisoning. Lefler advised that he was distracted by the passenger's condition at the time. Lefler was cited for a stop sign violation. Alcohol is not a factor. Seatbelts were in use. Investigation is complete.