Three from NE injured in Shelby County crash


August 23rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Four people, two adults and two teens were injured, one of them critically, during an two-vehicle accident Monday afternoon, in Shelby County. Sheriff’s officials say the driver of one of the vehicles, 50-year old Scott Sholtz, and his passengers 16-year old Olivia Sholtz and 17-year old Rhett Sholtz, all from Hampton, NE, were hurt in the crash. All three were transported to Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan. Olivia Sholtz was later transferred by helicopter to Creighton Hospital in Omaha. The driver of the other vehicle, identified as 70-year old Carol Schimerowski, of Earling, was also hurt and treated for her injuries at the hospital in Harlan.

Authorities say Scott Sholtz’ 2008 Saturn was traveling south on Highway 59 at around 3:30-p.m., when a northbound 2007 Ford Taurus driven by Schimerowski, attempted to turn left onto Highway 37. The resulting collision totaled both vehicles.

The accident remains under investigation.