Rear-end collision damage hits $6,000

From Local Sources

FERDINAND — Total damage reached $6,000 in a two-car collision Monday at Ninth and Main streets.

Robert Whitten, 55, Jasper, was northbound on Main Street in a 2016 Porsche at the time of the 10:36 a.m. mishap, according to the Ferdinand Police Department.

Whitten stopped for a red traffic light, and when he did, his car was rear-ended by a 1997 Buick driven by Shannon Leinenbach, 50, Huntingburg, police said.

An officer cited Leinenbach for following too closely.

Damage was estimated at $4,000 to the Whitten Porsche and $2,000 to the Leinenbach Buick.

Both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene.

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