Jasper police work Wednesday injury accident

By BILL POWELL
Herald Staff Writer

JASPER — One driver complained of pain after an SUV-versus-pickup truck accident Wednesday afternoon at 36th and Newton streets.

Ronald Walls, 62, of Loogootee was northbound on Newton Street in a 1996 Ford Ranger pickup truck at the time of the 2:21 p.m. accident, according to the Jasper Police Department.

Police said Walls stopped in traffic for a red light and, when he did, his truck was rear-ended by a 1998 Jeep Cherokee driven by 24-year-old Sara Mayhew of Paoli.

Mayhew told police she was looking at gauges on her vehicle’s dash and failed to see Walls’ stopped vehicle in time to avoid a collision.

Walls complained of pain after the accident but did not require transport by ambulance for medical attention, according to police.

Damage was estimated at $500 to each of the vehicles.

Police cited Mayhew for following too closely.

Contact Bill Powell at bpowell@dcherald.com.




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