Thursday, Jan. 03, 2013
Texas man dies in car accident
The Cass County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a Texas man who died in a single vehicle accident on Jan.1.
The accident occurred west of East Lynne at approximately 5:30 p.m.
According to deputies investigating the accident, Jeffrey L. Gumminger, 53, of College Station, Texas, was traveling eastbound on E. 245th Street, west of E. Orient Cemetery Rd., and collided with a guard rail before leaving the roadway.
Gumminger’s 2000 Chevrolet truck then went off of a bridge and fell approximately 25 feet before landing on its top.
Emergency responders attempted to free Gumminger from the vehicle, however he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gumminger was the only occupant of the vehicle and the accident was called in by a passing motorist who saw the vehicle in the creek.
Gumminger was not wearing a seat belt.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.