For The Record: 2/5


IRELAND — Two people were hurt Tuesday afternoon in a crash on State Road 56 and Old Petersburg Road.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department said Linda Emmons, 65, of Washington was westbound at about 3:30 p.m. in a 1994 Chevrolet S-10 pickup when she slowed for a vehicle turning abruptly in front of her.

A 2002 Dodge Durango behind Emmons did not stop in time on the snow-covered road and rear-ended Emmons’ pickup. The Durango was driven by Amanda Hodson, 28, of 502 W. Village Court, Jasper.

Both vehicles went off the road. Hodson refused treatment, but Emmons complained of back pain.
Peggy Ludwick, 83, of Washington, a passenger in Emmons’ pickup, complained of shortness of breath.

Emmons and Ludwick were taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper, where they were treated and released. Both vehicles were a total loss.

Ireland first responders, a Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services, the Indiana State Police and a Ruxer Ford wrecker service assisted. Traffic was disrupted for about 45 minutes while the scene was cleared.


JASPER — A 32-year-old Jasper man was ticketed in a two-car crash Tuesday afternoon at Newton and 15th streets.

Police said Joel A. Beaumont, 1336 1/2 Main St., was northbound on Newton at about 3:30 p.m. when his 2004 Ford Ranger fishtailed and struck a 2003 Dodge Dakota. A passenger in the Dodge complained of arm and leg pain but refused treatment.

Combined damage to the pickups was $14,000. Beaumont was ticketed for driving left of center.


JASPER — No one was hurt in a crash Tuesday afternoon on State Road 56.

Police said Denny Lindauer, 59, of 418 W. Ninth St, was eastbound near Carroll Street at about 3:30 p.m. when he braked to yield to an emergency vehicle.

His 2005 GMC Sierra spun out of control and slid off the side of the road. Damage was estimated at $3,000.

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