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Dubois County Reports- January 5, 2021

Jasper Police Department

Driver cited after collision

Eric Curtis II, 38, of Huntingburg, was attempting to pull out of the intersection at 15th and Green Street when, he later told police, he failed to notice a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero traveling through the intersection and struck the car. Neither Curtis nor the driver of the Alero, 71-year-old Anna Hostetter of Jasper, were injured in the December 29, 1:10 p.m. collision. but total damages were estimated at around $5,000. Curtis was cited for failure to yield right of way.

Rear-end collision leads to citation

Thomas Wehinger, 49, of Paoli, was stopped in traffic on Newton Street, waiting for the light at 36th and Newton to change, when the stump grinder he was pulling behind his 1999 Ford F550 was struck by a 2010 Chrysler Town & Country driven by 24-year-old Joshua Underwood of Jasper. Underwood later advised that his attention was diverted from the roadway right before the accident and he did not notice that Wehinger had stopped. Neither driver was injured in the December 28, 2:12 p.m. collision. Wehinger’s vehicle sustained no damage, but damage to Underwood’s car was estimated at $6,000. Underwood was also cited for following too closely. 

Parking lot collision

Larry Jeffries, 50, of Jasper, was entering the intersection of the Germantown parking lot when his 2019 Dodge Journey was struck by a southbound 2017 Dodge Charger driven by 32-year-old Joseph Chambers of St. Anthony. Chambers later told police he did not see Jeffries’ SUV before the collision. Jeffries’ passenger, 48-year-old Joy Jeffries, complained of pain in the right side of her body but declined EMS transportation to the hospital; no other injuries were reported in the December 28, 6:25 p.m. collision. Damage to Chambers’ vehicle was estimated at $5,000, while Jeffries’ vehicle sustained approximately $8,000 in damage. 

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