Several Weekend Crashes South Of Omaha

Numerous accidents were reported south of the metro area over the weekend.

Cass County sheriff’s deputies along with Avoca QRT, Weeping Water Fire and Rescue, Manley Fire and Cass County Emergency Management responded to a two-vehicle accident at the junction of Highway 50 and Highway 34 about 4:30pm Friday.

Cass County Sheriff Wm. C. Brueggemann says a 2006 Mack truck, driven by Robbie Barnhart, 43, of Avoca was eastbound on Highway 34 and turning north onto Highway 50 when it struck a 2008 Mazda 3 being driven by Natalie Whitford, 27, of Maryville, Missouri. Whitford had two passengers in her vehicle. No one was seriously hurt.

Seat belts were in use. The Mack truck was driven away and the Mazda was towed from the scene.

At 12:40am Saturday, deputies and Louisville Fire and Rescue responded to Highway 66, approximately 1/8 mile east of the City of Louisville, for a one-vehicle injury accident.

A 2010 Subaru Forester occupied by David Terry, 45, of Cedar Creek was eastbound when the vehicle failed to navigate a curve and left the roadway, said Brueggemann. The vehicle traveled approximately 170 feet into a ditch and struck a tree.

Terry told deputies that he was not operating the vehicle; however, witness accounts and evidence on scene place him as the driver of the vehicle, said Brueggemann. Terry was transported to UNMC by Louisville Rescue.

Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash, said the sheriff. The investigation is ongoing.

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