For The Record: 5/7


MALTERSVILLE — A teenager escaped injury when she rolled the car she was driving Monday morning south of Jasper.

Shannon Sonderman, 17, of 398 E. Timberlin Lane, Jasper, was eastbound on County Road 230S in a 2008 Toyota Corolla when the 7:30 a.m. accident occurred just west of State Road 162, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

A deputy sheriff said Sonderman drove off the right side of the roadway. The Corolla went down an embankment, struck a drainage culvert and overturned. The car stopped on its top in a ditch.

The Corolla was totaled in the rollover crash.

A Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.


JASPER — No tickets were issued after a fender-bender this morning in a west-side Jasper neighborhood.

Stephen T. Stackhouse, 58, of 8389 N. Cuzco Road North, French Lick, had been northbound on Truman Road in a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and had just turned west onto Second Street when the mishap occurred at 7:38 a.m., according to the Jasper Police Department.

Police said the passenger side of Stackhouse’s truck was struck by the rear of a 2000 Toyota Avalon that 17-year-old Helsy I. Morales Serrano, of 1020 W. Second St., was backing from a private drive.

Damage was estimated at $2,000 to each of the vehicles.


BIRDSEYE — A county sheriff’s deputy said a Thursday afternoon accident involving two pickup trucks on a county road west of Birdseye was triggered when one of the drivers nodded off behind the wheel.

Stanley J. Lane, 54, of 1025S State Road 145, was eastbound on Schnellville Road in a 1991 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck when the 5:10 p.m. accident occurred 1,000 feet west of State Road 64, according to the sheriff’s department.

A deputy said that, after Lane dozed off, his truck went left of center and sideswiped a westbound 1998 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by 34-year-old Nick A. Miller, of 635 Virginia St., Ferdinand.
Miller’s truck stopped partially off the north side of the roadway and Lane’s truck stopped partially off the south side of the road. Both trucks were listed as totaled; neither driver was injured.

A Berg’s Garage wrecker and the Schnellville Volunteer Fire Department assisted.

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