Authorities release combine-car crash detailsOctober 28, 2013
From local sources
JASPER — Authorities have released details from a Friday evening crash involving a car and a combine on a county road east of Jasper.
The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and the Dubois Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the injury crash scene in the 2800 block of Jasper-Dubois Road at 5:56 p.m.
Upon arrival, authorities found 36-year-old Diana Betz, of 2092 N. Beaver Lake Road, entrapped in the 2005 Chevrolet Impala she had been driving. Firefighters extricated Betz and she was taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper where a helicopter was waiting to transport her to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville. The sheriff’s department reported today that Betz was in stable condition at the Vanderburgh County facility.
An initial investigation determined 64-year-old Robert V. Rasche, of 2815 Jasper-Dubois Road, was operating a 1986 John Deere combine and had pulled out onto the county road to make a U-turn back onto a cornfield on the south side of the road. Betz, who was heading southwest, was blinded by sun glare and did not see the combine, deputies said.
Betz’s Impala rear-ended the combine. Deputies said they did not find any skid marks from braking.
Rasche escaped injury.
The accident totaled the combine and the car.
Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and a Ruxer Ford wrecker assisted.
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