3 transported after 3 SUVs collide in Jasper

From Local Sources

JASPER — Three people were transported by ambulance for complaints of pain after three SUVs collided late Tuesday morning on Jasper’s north side.

Gary Siddons, 75, Jasper, was northbound on U.S. 231 in a 2015 Ford Edge when the 11:45 a.m. accident occurred at Mannheim Road, according to the Jasper Police Department.

Police said Siddons was attempting to turn west onto Mannheim Road and, because a southbound semi tractor-trailer was facing south in the turn-only lane to turn eastbound, he could not see southbound traffic on U.S. 231.

Siddons turned in front of a southbound 2011 Kia Sorento driven by Kathy Johnson, 54, of Shoals, police said.

The momentum of the collision propelled the Siddons and Johnson vehicles into a 2017 Ford Edge that was stopped on Mannheim at the intersection facing east.

Frederick Freitag, 36, Terre Haute, who was driving the 2017 Ford, escaped injury.

Police said Siddons and his passenger, 70-year-old Marlene Siddons, both complained of chest pain and were transported for treatment. Johnson complained of lower arm pain and also was taken for treatment at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, according to police.

A hospital spokeswoman said Johnson was treated and released. No additional information on Gary and Marlene Siddons was immediately available.

All three vehicles sustained front-end damage, although a dollar estimate was not immediately available.

Police cited Siddons for failure to yield the right of way.

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