Ireland collision results in minor damages

From Local Sources

IRELAND — The recorded damage was minor after two pickup trucks collided Thursday afternoon in Ireland.

James A. Phegley, 54, Carlisle, was eastbound on State Road 56 in a 2014 GMC Sierra when the 2:17 p.m. mishap occurred 100 feet east of County Road 500W, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Phegley slowed for traffic and, when he did, his GMC was rear-ended by a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Michael L. Spurlock, 56, Santa Claus, according to deputies.

Total damage was likely less than $1,000, according to the sheriff’s department.

A deputy gave Spurlock a written warning for following too closely.

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