Police respond to car-vs-tree accident

From Local Sources

JASPER — A motorist avoided injury when her car ran into a ditch and hit a tree along a county road east of Jasper Wednesday morning.

Nikita M. Fischer, 17, Dubois, was eastbound on Jasper-Dubois Road in a 2008 Mercury Milan when the 7:15 a.m. accident occurred west of Beaver Lake Road, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy said Fischer lost control of the vehicle in a curve. The car ran off the north side of the roadway into a ditch where it stopped after hitting a tree.

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

A Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.

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