Pickup goes off curve, into ditch

From Local Sources

IRELAND — An assist was needed from a wrecker after a pickup truck found its way into a ditch on the west end of the county Tuesday.

George R. Faith, 69, Washington, was westbound on Old Petersburg Road in a 1998 Chevrolet truck in the leadup to the 1:10 p.m. mishap that occurred 750 feet north of State Road 56, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy said Faith failed to negotiate a curve where the road turns south. His truck went left of center in the curve and off the east side of the roadway.

The truck entered a ditch and stopped after striking a telephone pole.

Damage was estimated at less than $1,000.

A Schell Auto wrecker got the truck out of the ditch so Faith could drive away, according to the sheriff’s office.

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