Log truck strikes pregnant woman’s vehicleMarch 11, 2014
By BILL POWELL
Herald Staff Writer
JASPER — A log truck struck a pregnant woman’s vehicle Monday afternoon on Jasper’s west side.
Autumn Klem, 25, of 1519 Jackson St., was westbound on State Road 56 in a 2008 Dodge Ram pickup truck when the 12:51 p.m. accident occurred 1,000 feet west of Pine Crest Drive, according to the Jasper Police Department.
Police said Klem was stopped in a line of traffic behind a trash truck when a 2007 International tractor-trailer driven by Virgil Werner, 64, of 4171 W. State Road 56, came upon the scene.
Werner told officers he saw the stopped traffic as he approached and attempted to stop his loaded log truck. When he was unable to quickly stop, police said, he attempted an evasive maneuver by passing Klem’s truck and the other stopped vehicles on the left.
The passenger side of Werner’s vehicle struck the driver’s side of Klem’s Dodge.
Klem is 7 months pregnant and had a small child with her. Police said they did not have any apparent injuries but requested that an ambulance come to check them. Police said Klem went to the emergency room in a private vehicle.
Damage was estimated at $5,000 to Klem’s Dodge and $4,000 to Werner’s International.
No citations were issued.
A Bob Luegers Motors wrecker assisted by towing the Dodge.
Contact Bill Powell at email@example.com.
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