Jasper man arrested following injury crashAugust 13, 2014
From local sources
HAYSVILLE — A Jasper man was slightly injured Wednesday morning in a crash that ultimately landed him in the Dubois County Security Center.
The accident occurred at 8:08 a.m. as Frank C. Phillips, 43, of 1865 E. State Road 164, was traveling westbound on State Road 56, about two miles east of Haysville, according to Indiana State Police.
While traveling into the Sendelweck Curve, police reported, Phillips became distracted by an item falling from the bed of his 1995 Dodge Dakota truck and drove left of center.
John W. Fuller, 66, of Dale was traveling eastbound through Sendelweck Curve in a 2011 Kenworth tractor-trailer and observed Phillips traveling westbound in the eastbound lane.
Fuller attempted to drive across the center line in an effort to avoid Phillips, but Phillips struck Fuller in the passenger side.
Fuller was not injured in the crash.
Phillips suffered minor injuries and was transported to Memorial Hospital in Jasper. Further investigation found Phillips to be under the influence of marijuana and opiates.
Phillips was placed under arrest after being treated and was transported to the Dubois County Security Center, where he was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while suspended, and driving left of center.
State Road 56 was closed for over two hours while the crash was investigated and debris was removed.
Phillips’s truck was considered a total loss; Fuller’s tractor-trailer sustained major damage to the passenger side, including a detached axle and smoke stack.
The Haysville Volunteer Fire Department, Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and a Ruxer Ford wrecker assisted.
State police reminded motorists that if you observe other motorists traveling in unusual or erratic manners, please dial 911 and report the behavior. Law enforcement wants to stop distracted, aggressive, and reckless driving before crashes with potentially serious consequences occur.
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