Dash distraction brings Bretzville Junction mishap

From Local Sources

BRETZVILLE — The damage was minor in a passenger car-versus-pickup truck collision late Monday afternoon at the Bretzville Junction.

Isaac L. Harker, 69, Loogootee, was northound on State Road 162 in a 2010 Ford F-150 when the 5:20 p.m. mishap occurred 250 feet south of State Road 64, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Harker slowed for traffic and, when he did, his truck was rear-ended by a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Robert E. Jones, 20, Ferdinand, according to the sheriff’s department.

A deputy said Jones had looked down for a low-tire indicator light that had popped up on his car’s dash and did not notice the Harker truck slowing in time.

Total damage was estimated at less than $1,000 and both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene.

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