Multiple Highway Crashes In Cass County Sunday

PLATTSMOUTH – Cass County Sheriff  William  Brueggemann reports multiple accidents Sunday beginning with a medical emergency.

A woman dialed 911 Sunday morning saying her husband had just changed a flat tire, but suffered from a medical condition as he began to drive again and had left the road.

The caller could not provide a location other than Highway 50, but said her husband was unconscious and trapped in the pickup truck.

Deputies located the vehicle crashed into a fence line near 1914 Highway 50 and found the drive still unconscious. He was taken by medical helicopter to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Cass County paramedics responded to a two-vehicle accident   Sunday afternoon.

18-year-old Matthew Wissel of Weeping Water was pulling a trailer on Highway 1 when he attempted to turn onto 144th Street. The trailer was hit by a Chevrolet Suburban driven by by 21-year-old Sarah Gough of Murray.

Wissel and his father, 56-year-old Gary Wissel, escaped injury. Weeping Water Rescue took Gough to Nebraska Medicine at Belleuve.

Later in the afternoon, deputies responded with Weeping Water and Avoca personnel to the intersection of highways 50 and 34.

A GMC Sierra, driven by 42-year-old Kelly Lucas of Avoca, and a BMW driven by 52-year-old Toni Stremel of Kansas collided.

A juvenile in Stremel’s vehicle was transported with a sore neck. Stremel was cited for failure to yield.

Sheriff Brueggemann reports a roll-over accident Sunday evening at 12th Street and Waverly Road.

A Chevy Cruze driven by Shain Nemetz, 19, rolled into the ditch. Accident investigators say Nemetz was going too fast to make a turn and slid into the ditch.

Nemetz friends came to pull his vehicle out and tow it to his home.

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