Crash investigators have blamed slippery road conditions for a two-vehicle crash Sunday that killed a husband and wife northeast of Murray, Cass County Sheriff William Brueggemann said in a news release.

Just before 10:30 a.m., a gold 1999 Ford Taurus, driven by Douglas Erhart of Murdock, was heading south on U.S. 75, lost control because of weather conditions, crossed the center line near Nebraska 1 and hit a 2017 GMC Terrain Denali, driven by Karla A. Manzel, 66, of Bellevue, the sheriff said.

Erhart, 62, and his wife, Donna Erhart, 67, died at the scene.

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Manzel and her passenger, Elizabeth Schroeder, 69, of McLean, Virginia, were taken to Nebraska Medicine in Omaha and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the release said.

Seat belts were in use.

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