4-vehicle collision follows failure to signalNovember 29, 2018
From Local Sources
JASPER — Police say an unknown driver’s failure to signal triggered a four-vehicle mishap Wednesday morning at State Road 56 and Carroll Street.
Zachary Buechlein, 23, Jasper, was eastbound on State Road 56 in a 2012 Chrysler Town & Country van at the time of the 7:40 a.m. mishap, according to the Jasper Police Department.
An unknown vehicle in front of Buechlein braked hard and, without signaling, made a turn to go northbound on Carroll Street, police said. Buechlein was forced to brake hard and, when he did, his van was rear-ended by a 1999 Nissan Pathfinder driven by Waylon Bruce, 39, Washington.
The Bruce Pathfinder was then rear-ended by a 2016 Ford Fusion driven by Willa Alcantara, 55, Winslow, and the Alcantara Ford was in turn struck in the rear by a 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander driven by Ashley Altum Ortega, 29, Jasper.
Wreckers from Ruxer Ford and Uebelhor & Sons towed the Bruce, Alcantara and Altum Ortega vehicles from the scene.
None of the drivers involved in the accident received a ticket.
Police reminded the public that, per Indiana Traffic Code, all vehicles shall signal the intention to turn left or right continuously during not less than the last 200 feet before a turn or lane change.
In the case of Wednesday’s accident, police said, the unknown driver’s failure to signal resulted in a four-vehicle collision.
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