Driver avoids head-on crash, hits fenceAugust 13, 2014
By BILL POWELL
Herald Staff Writer
ST. ANTHONY — A distracted driver triggered another motorist’s crash Tuesday evening along a county road south of St. Anthony.
Brittany E. Hammock, 17, of 7083 E. State Road 64, Birdseye, was southbound on Club Road in a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am when the 7:10 p.m. accident occurred just south of County Road 600S, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.
Hammock told deputies she looked down to adjust her car’s air conditioning and, when she looked back up, she had drifted left of center with a northbound car traveling straight for her.
Bryce J. Theising, 17, of 7530 E. Schnellville Road, Schnellville, was the driver of the northbound 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. He told deputies he saw Hammock’s car fading left of center so he swerved right to avoid a head-on collision.
Theising’s car ran off the east side of the road, went down a slight embankment and struck a fence owned by Gary E. Wagner, 6064 S. Club Road, according to police.
Hammock swerved back into her lane and her car was not damaged. Damage to Theising’s car was estimated at $3,000.
A deputy cited Hammock for going left of center.
A Berg’s Garage wrecker assisted.
There were no injuries.
Contact Bill Powell at email@example.com.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
Indiana State Police concluded a seven-month investigation Thursday with the arrest of...
Ball, a Huntingburg resident and salesman at the Uebelhor car dealership, is the only man in...
By the end of one hour, participants in the Girls on the Run inaugural session had increased...
Recent mixed media work by artist and educator Curtis R. Uebelhor of Ferdinand are being...
Janie Burkett of Henderson, Texas, spoke Tuesday evening to women at the Dubois County Security...
A past performer from Holiday World will appear on Wednesday’s “San Francisco Audition”...
French Lick Resort has learned of a compromise to its credit card payment system and says credit...
The students of Holy Family and Precious Blood schools are becoming one team.