Sheriff Identifies Fatalities In Head-On Collision On Highway 75

PLATTSMOUTH – Cass County Sheriff William Brueggemann reports a two-vehicle, head-on collision on Highway 75 north of Beaver Lake on Sunday night.

A 2000 Dodge Caravan had turned northbound onto the highway from First Avenue.

The van was then observed accelerating northbound in the southbound lane, prior to a collision with a 2013 Ford Mustang.  All three occupants of the Caravan were killed on impact. The driver of the Mustang was also killed on impact.

Three other occupants of the Mustang were transported to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

 Cass County deputies responded, along with Nebraska State Patrol, Murray Fire & Rescue, Plattsmouth Fire & EMS, and Cass County Paramedics.

Assistance was provided at the scene by members of the South Metro Crash Reconstruction Team.

Seat belts were in use by the driver and front passenger of the Caravan.  All other occupants appear to have been unrestrained.  Alcohol is being investigated as a factor.  Crash is still under investigation.


Walter Guy Minshall 2nd (57, of Omaha – driver of Caravan)

Brenda Sue Minshall (49, of Madison – front passenger of Caravan)

Constance Joann Gillott (53, of Plattsmouth – rear passenger of Caravan)

Taylor E. Grasewicz (20, of Beaver Lake – driver of Mustang)


Anthony Scott Drake (22, of Murdock – front passenger of Mustang)

Dakota D. Keyser (20, of Plattsmouth – rear passenger of Mustang)

Scarlet Eve Stodola (18, of Beaver Lake – rear passenger of Mustang)

Next of kin have been notified for all deceased parties.  The County Attorney has requested autopsies on the two drivers, Walter Minshall and Taylor Gasewicz.