Blinding highlights cited in crash

From Local Sources

DUBOIS — One driver said she was blinded by a trailing vehicle’s headlights after a head-on crash early Monday north of the Dubois Crossroads.

Sharon B. Hall, 53, Dubois, was northbound on Hickory Grove Road in a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer when the 5:35 a.m. accident occurred north of State Road 56, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

A deputy said Hall, who was attempting to turn left into a private drive, drove head-on into a 2007 Ford pickup driven by James T. Wininger, 72, Dubois.

Wininger had been westbound and was following a curve turning southwest when the vehicles collided in the southbound lane, according to the sheriff’s department.

Hall told a deputy she could not see because of the headlights from a vehicle behind her SUV.

Total damage was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.

A Sternberg Automotive Group wrecker towed by Wininger Ford.

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