Icy road blamed for Duff-area mishap

From Local Sources

DUFF — A motorist escaped serious injury in a one-vehicle crash last week east of Duff.

Kelsey A. Darling, 27, Holland, was northbound on County Road 600W in a 2005 Buick SUV when the 8:55 a.m. accident occurred Friday, Feb. 7, near County Road 400S, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy said Darling lost control of the Buick on the ice-covered roadway. The SUV ran off the west side of the road and stopped after impacting a railroad ditch near train tracks at the location.

Darling suffered a head lump, but declined to be transported for treatment, according to the sheriff’s office.

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

A Sternberg Automotive Group wrecker and a Department of Natural Resources conservation officer assisted.

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