2 transported after truck-vs-semi crash

From Local Sources

JASPER – A driver and their passenger were transported to the hospital today after their Chevrolet Colorado collided with a Freightliner.

The crash happened at 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 231 and County Road 100 South on the south side of Jasper.

According to police, a 2016 Freightliner driven by Jowhar Ahmed Mohamed, 34, of New Brighton, Minnesota, was traveling southbound on U.S. 231 and failed to stop at the red light at the 100 South intersection. The front of the Freightliner hit the driver’s side front of a 2018 Chevrolet Colorado that was traveling eastbound on County Road 100 South. The Colorado, driven by Sue E. Hemmer, 62, of Jasper, was propelled to the southwest corner of the intersection.

Both Hemmer, who complained of head pain, and a passenger, 71-year-old Linda A. Burke, who complained of neck pain, were transported by Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.  A hospital spokeswoman said Burke was treated and released, while no additional information was available on Hemmer.

Damage was estimated at $15,000 to the Freightliner and $20,000 to the Colorado.

Mohamed was cited for failure to yield.

The Jasper Police Department was assistedby the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, the Jasper Fire Department, Ruxer’s Wrecker Service and Uebelhor Wrecker Service.

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