Police seek witnesses to 6th & Truman injury accident

From Local Sources

JASPER — The Jasper Police Department is asking for witnesses as officers investigate a two-vehicle collision with injury that occurred Thursday afternoon at Sixth Street and Truman Road.

Bradley M. Epple, 31, Jasper, was westbound on Sixth Street in a 2007 Mercury Mountaineer at the time of the 4:40 p.m. accident, according to police.

Officers said Epple had stopped in the intersection and was waiting to turn left onto Truman Road.

Epple told police the light was yellow, and when it changed to red, he attempted to clear the intersection by turning onto Truman Road. As he turned, he told police, an eastbound vehicle ran the red light and crashed into his SUV.

Police say the eastbound vehicle was a 2015 Lexus CT2 driven by Brooke R. Scheeter, 24, Jasper.

Scheeter told police that the light at the intersection changed from green to yellow as she was proceeding. She said the Epple SUV pulled into her path causing her Lexus to crash into the Mercury.

Epple suffered scrapes but was not transported for treatment, according to police.

Scheeter complained of chest pain and was taken by ambulance for treatment at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. A hospital spokeswoman said she was treated and released.

Both vehicles were totaled, according to police.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to call Jasper police at 812-482-2255 or the department’s anonymous tip line: 812-481-COPS (2677). Police said to ask for Sgt. Adam Bower or leave him a voicemail.

A Sternberg Automotive Group wrecker and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services assisted.

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