High-water debris triggers mishap

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — High-water debris deposited on a roadway was at the center of a Friday morning mishap just south of Huntingburg.

Taylor L. Denning, 16, Ferdinand, was northbound on County Road 200W in a 2004 Toyota Corolla when the 7:30 a.m. accident occurred south of Ferdinand Road Northwest, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

A deputy said Denning’s car struck debris on the roadway causing her to lost control of the Toyota. The vehicle then struck a guardrail on the east side of the roadway.

The sheriff’s department said high water had previously covered the road. When it receded, corn stalk debris from adjoining fields remained on the travel portion of the roadway.

Damage was estimated between $1,000 and $2,500.




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