Weekend Accident DetailsWritten by Theresa Rose on January 7, 2019
On January 5th, 2019, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 200th Street and Nebraska Avenue. An investigation determined that Heather Timmerman, 41, of Mt. Pleasant was traveling northbound on Nebraska Avenue in a 1997 Dodge Ram truck and failed to stop at a stop sign. The Timmerman vehicle struck a 2004 Chevrolet Venture van driven by Aaron Cummings, 41, of rural Mt Union.
The Cummings vehicle came to rest in a field northwest of the intersection. An adult passenger and three minor children exited the Cummings vehicle uninjured. Aaron Cummings was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by New London Fire and Rescue. He was transported to the University of Iowa Hospital for his injuries. Heather Timmerman along with a minor child exited her vehicle with only minor injuries.
Timmerman was issued a citation for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device. Both vehicles were considered a total loss.
Assisting on scene were New London Fire and Rescue, Mt Union Fire and Rescue, Henry County Health Center Ambulance, and the Air Evac helicopter.