For The Record: 4/16


IRELAND — A Pike County man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident late Monday morning west of Ireland.

Doug Craig, 57, of Petersburg was westbound in the 6900 block of State Road 56 in a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck when the accident occurred at 11:48 a.m., according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Craig’s truck drifted into the eastbound lane for an unknown reason, went off the south side of the highway and traveled 300 feet down a ditch. It stopped when the truck slammed into a large concrete culvert.

Members of the Ireland Volunteer Fire Department extricated Craig, who had suffered chest and head injuries, according to deputies.

Craig was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper and then transferred by LifeFlight helicopter to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville. He was listed in serious condition today
Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and a Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.


HUNTINGBURG — A Sunday morning collision between an SUV and a parked pickup truck totaled both of the vehicles.

Christina L. Miller, 27, of 302 E. First Ave., was southbound in the 200 block of Geiger St. in a 1999 Toyota 4-Runner at the time of the 8:22 a.m. accident, according to the Huntingburg Police Department.

Police said Miller looked away from the roadway, steering to the right in the process. Her SUV struck a parked, unoccupied 1985 Ford F-150 owned by 58-year-old Rex Bredemeier, of 214 S. Geiger St.

Miller was not injured but police discovered she was driving on a suspended license and had done so in the past. Officers arrested Miller and booked her into the Dubois County Security Center on a misdemeanor count of driving while suspended with a conviction for a prior offense.


JASPER — Police ticketed a motorist after a Monday afternoon collision at Ninth and Newton streets.

Charlotte Mann, 68, of 6394 N. 750W, was northbound in Newton Street’s center lane when the 12:39 p.m. accident occurred involving her 2012 Chrysler, according to the Jasper Police Department.

Police said Mann was stopped, waiting to make a left turn onto Ninth Street, when her vehicle was rear-ended by a 1998 Chevrolet Prism driven by 19-year-old Tyler Shipman of French Lick.

Damage was estimated at $2,000 to Mann’s Chrysler and $1,500 to Shipman’s Chevrolet.

Police cited Shipman for following too close to avoid a collision.


JASPER — Two pickup trucks were able to be driven from the scene of a Monday afternoon collision at Fifth and Main streets.

Ramond A. Scruggs Jr., 32, 520 Newton St., was northbound on Main Street in a 2005 Dodge Dakota at the time of the 4:15 p.m. mishap, according to Jasper police.

Police said the left rear of Scruggs’ truck was struck by the front of an eastbound 2002 Ford F-150 driven by 45-year-old Kenneth R. Hornady of Loogootee. Police said Hornady had stopped at the intersection but proceeded without seeing Scruggs’ truck.

Damage was estimated at $2,500 to Scruggs’ Dodge and $600 to Hornady’s Ford.

Police cited Hornady for failure to yield the right of way.

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