For The Record: 12/23December 23, 2013
JASPER — Heavy rain contributed to a Friday evening mishap that found the motorist involved being ticketed by police.
Virginia M. Mehringer, 77, of 2215 Sunset Drive, was southbound in the 2200 block of Poplar Avenue in a 1998 Buick Century at the time of the 7:12 p.m. accident, according to the Jasper Police Department.
Mehringer’s car went left of center and struck a parked, unoccupied 2003 Jeep Wrangler owned by 62-year-old Dennis L. Englert, of 2286 Poplar Ave., according to police. Mehringer told officers it was difficult to see the roadway because of the heavy rain at the time.
Damage was estimated at $1,500 to the Englert Jeep and $1,000 to the Mehringer Buick.
Police cited Mehringer for driving left of center. Police noted she was transported by a personal vehicle to be medically checked.
HUNTINGBURG — No one was injured in a Saturday evening accident at Sixth Street and County Road 400W.
Bradley Roesner, 25, 621 N. Brookstone Court, Jasper, was driving west on Sixth Street in a 1997 Toyota, following a 2002 Dodge driven by Martha Olinger, 82, 1045 W. Sixth St., at the time of the 6:03 p.m. accident, according to the Huntingburg Police Department.
Police that when Olinger reached the county road, she used her left turn signal to note her intent to turn into her driveway. Roesner could not stop before hitting the rear of Olinger’s vehicle, police said.
Roesner’s Toyota was totaled in the accident and Olinger’s 2002 Dodge sustained $4,000 damage.
No one was ticketed.
JASPER — A Jasper driver totaled his vehicle but was not hurt in a Sunday evening accident at county roads 500W and 400N, northwest of Jasper.
Dominic Huether, 27, 4926 W. State Road 56, was able to exit his 1997 Toyota Avalon safely after the 7:24 p.m. accident, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.
Huether was driving north on County Road 500W but failed to notice the approaching curve to County Road 400N and missed the turn, police said. His vehicle continued north and went off the road, down into a ditch and then into a field where it stopped, police reported.
A Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.
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