For The Record: 8/22


JASPER — Three people complained of pain after a two-vehicle collision Wednesday morning at Fifth Avenue and Mulberry Street on Jasper’s west side.

Kathy S. Schaeffer, 55, of Lamar was eastbound on Fifth Avenue, which is a through street, in a 2004 Buick SUV when the accident occurred at 8:51 a.m., according to the Jasper Police Department.

Police said Schaeffer’s SUV collided at Mulburry Street with a northbound 2003 Chevrolet sedan driven by 65-year-old Susanne T. Harlen, of 408 S. Third St., Holland.

After the collision, Schaeffer’s Buick continued a quarter of a mile down Bert Hoffman’s 488 Mulberry St. driveway before striking some trees and stopping. Police said a well at Seth Fakes’ 1492 W. Fifth Ave. property was damaged and minor damage was done to Amanda Lee’s yard at 1510 W. Fifth Ave.

Harlen complained of back and neck pain and was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper, according to police. She was treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Schaeffer, who complained of chest pain, and a passenger, 19-year-old Jamie L. Pate, of 525 Skyview Drive, who had a scraped right elbow and left knee, according to police, both declined to be transported by ambulance at the scene, police said.

Police faulted Harlen and ticketed her for failing to yield the right of way.

Both vehicles were totaled.

JASPER — Total damage was placed at $4,000 when two cars collided late Wednesday morning at 15th and Leopold streets.

Matthew Blunk, 25, of 6703 W. 150N, was southbound on Leopold Street in a 1998 Ford Mustang at the time of the 11:49 a.m. mishap, according to Jasper police.

Blunk, who told police it was his vehicle’s turn to proceed, was turning east onto 15th Street when his Ford was struck by an eastbound 2010 Mercury Milan driven by 84-year-old Frieda Messmer, of 921 E. 15th St., according to officers.

Messmer told police she had not seen that Blunk’s car had entered the intersection.

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

No citations wereissued.

HUNTINGBURG — No injuries were reported when an SUV and a car collided Friday morning at State Road 64 and Cherry Street on Huntingburg’s east side.

Cody T. Kissel, 24, of 20 Poplar St., Birdseye, had been northbound on Cherry Street in a 1994 Chevrolet Blazer just prior to the 7:10 a.m. accident, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

A deputy reported that Kissel halted for a stop sign but failed to notice 53-year-old Eckerty motorist Lisa L. Wiseman’s eastbound 1998 Ford Escort before attempting to turn onto the highway. Kissel’s Blazer struck the passenger-door area of Wiseman’s Escort, police said.

Total damage was estimated in excess of $5,000.

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IRELAND — County sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help as they investigate a hit-and-run that occurred this morning in Ireland.

At approximately 7 a.m., police said, an unknown vehicle that was southbound on Darry Street struck a parked, unoccupied 2003 Ford Taurus owned by Karen and Nathan Patton, 2655 Darry St., and then left the scene.

Deputies said damage was done to the rear driver’s-side portion of the Patton Taurus. A deputy estimated the damage at $4,500.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 482-3522. Callers can remain anonymous.

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