Slick roads blamed for deadly Cass County crash

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CASS COUNTY -- Authorities have identified two people killed in a Cass County traffic accident Sunday morning.

Douglas Erhart, 62, and Donna Erhart, 67, both of Murdock, Nebraska died in the two-vehicle accident.

Investigators said it happened around 10:30 A.M. on Highway 75 just north of Highway 1.

According to the Cass County Sheriff's Office, Douglas Erhart was driving a Ford Taurus south on 75 when he lost control on the slick pavement, crossed the centerline and collided with a northbound GMC Terrain Denali driven by Karla Manzel, 66, of Bellevue.

Douglas and Donna Erhart died at the scene.

Manzel and passenger Elizabeth Schroeder, 69, of McLean, Va. were treated for injuries and are both expected to recover.