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One Vehicle accident with Injury Highway 34 and Highway 50


On July 5th, 2020 at 3;01pm, Cass County Sheriff's deputies along with Avoca Fire, Weeping Water Fire/Rescue and Cass County medics responded to Highway 50 south of Highway 34 for a one vehicle rollover injury accident.  The initial call was for a maroon SUV driving recklessly southbound on Highway 50, says Cass County Sheriff William C. Brueggemann.  Several callers reported reckless driving before the vehicle entered the ditch, rolled onto it's top and caught fire.  The driver and lone occupant, 75 year old John Hetrick of Omaha, was pulled from the vehicle by several motorists just as deputies were arriving.  Hetrick was transported to Syracuse Hospital, where Lifenet then transported him to Bryan West Hospital in Lincoln in critical condition.  A medical episode is believed to be the cause of the crash and Hetrick's seatbelt was in use.

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