Police seek car tied to Ireland crash

From Local Sources

IRELAND — The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help as deputies seek to make contact with a driver tied to a serious weekend crash.

At 12:27 p.m. Saturday, Steven Akles of Indianapolis was westbound on State Road 56 in a 2000 Jeep Wrangler when he saw an eastbound car in his lane passing a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Rebecca Conway of Winslow, according to the sheriff’s office.

In an attempt to avoid a head-on collision with the car passing the minivan, Akles drove left of center. His Jeep collided with the Grand Caravan.

Akles and a female passenger and Conway and a male passenger were all transported to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center with injuries. The female passenger in Akles’ Jeep was later airlifted to another hospital because of the extent of her injuries.

The sheriff’s office is asking assistance in locating the vehicle that was attempting the pass. It was described as an older model brown or tan passenger car occupied by two individuals. A witness said the plate was an Indiana “In God We Trust” with “XL” and possibly “28” as some of the numbers.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or possibly the driver and/or passenger is asked to contact Deputy Clint Gogel at 812-482-3522.

The Ireland Volunteer Fire Department, Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and a Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.

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