Snowy Road Blamed For Highway 75 Fatality

PLATTSMOUTH – Cass County Sheriff William Brueggemann reports a fatality accident Sunday on Highway 75 north of Highway 1.

A Ford Taurus driven by 62-year-old Douglas Erhart of Murdock slid due to road conditions  and collided with a GMC Terrain Denali driven by 66-year-old old Karla Manzel of Bellevue.

Erhart and a passenger, 67-year-old Donna Erhart of Murdock, were pronounced deceased at the scene. Manzel and a passenger, 69-year-old Elizabeth Schroeder of Mclean, Va., were transported to UNMC for non-life threatening injuries.

Seatbelts were in use at the time of the accident.

A sheriff office press release says road conditions  are believed to be the primary factor in the accident. The Plattsmouth Airport reports light snow from 3:35 a.m. until the time of the accident at 10:30 a.m.

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