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Friday’s blast of winter weather caused three accidents that required responses from local rescue crews.

The first accident took place at 7:26 a.m. Cass County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Weeping Water Rescue members responded to the intersection of Highway 50 and Waverly Road for a one-vehicle injury incident.

Deputies said Johnson resident Christopher M. Kramer, 39, was traveling northbound on Highway 50 when slick road conditions caused him to lose control of his Ford F-150 pickup truck. Kramer’s vehicle went off the road and rolled over several times in the east ditch.

Weeping Water Rescue transported Kramer to Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy for treatment of injuries. Deputies provided traffic control at the scene.

The second accident took place at 8:13 a.m. CCSO deputies, Plattsmouth Volunteer Fire Department members and Plattsmouth Rescue crews responded to a one-vehicle injury accident west of 48th Street on Highway 66.

Deputies said Plattsmouth resident William Marks Jr., 40, was traveling eastbound on Highway 66 in a Ford F-250 pickup truck. Slick road conditions caused him to lose control of his vehicle. The truck slid into a ditch and turned over in the snow. It came to rest upside down on the ground.

Plattsmouth Rescue transported Marks to Nebraska Medicine in Omaha for treatment of injuries. Two juveniles were traveling in the pickup at the time. Deputies said neither juvenile was injured.

The third accident took place at 10:17 a.m. CCSO deputies and members of Louisville Fire and Rescue responded to a one-vehicle incident on Highway 50 near Walnut Street in Louisville.

Deputies said Otoe resident Preston J. Sherman, 19, was traveling northbound on Highway 50. He was forced to take evasive action to avoid striking a slower-moving vehicle in the road. Sherman’s vehicle collided with a guardrail on the east side of the street.

Sherman declined to be transported to an area hospital. Deputies said he was wearing a seat belt at the time.

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