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Authorities responded to the intersection of Highway 50 and 5th Street in Louisville Monday morning for a three-car accident. The highway was closed for more than two hours because power lines had fallen across the road.

Photo Courtesy Cass County Sheriff's Office / The Journal

LOUISVILLE – Authorities closed Highway 50 in Louisville for more than two hours Monday after a car struck a power pole and caused downed wires.

Cass County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Louisville Fire and Rescue members, Cass County Emergency Management Agency paramedics and Omaha Public Power District workers all responded to the accident scene. The first responders arrived at the intersection of Highway 50 and 5th Street in Louisville at 7:59 a.m.

CCSO deputies said Louisville resident Tava R. Tomanek, 16, was driving eastbound on Mahoney Road and violated the stop sign at Highway 50. Unadilla resident Marlene D. Haith, 51, was traveling northbound at the time. Tomanek’s vehicle collided with Haith’s car and caused Haith’s vehicle to spin out of control. Her 2003 Saturn Vue struck a utility pole at the intersection.

Louisville resident Jeremy D. Schroeder, 44, was waiting at a stop sign at Highway 50 and 5th Street at the time. The utility pole fell on top of his 2016 Chevrolet Silverado truck.

Deputies said Tomanek’s 2014 Mazda car and Haith’s vehicle both sustained significant damage from the collision. The utility pole also caused significant damage to Schroeder’s truck. Rescue personnel medically checked and released all three people at the scene.

Authorities called Omaha Public Power District employees to the scene for repair work. The accident caused power lines to fall across the highway. Authorities closed Highway 50 for approximately two and a half hours while the wires and utility pole were repaired.

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