Semi runs Jasper light, strikes car

From Local Sources

JASPER — One motorist complained of pain after a semi-versus-passenger-car collision Friday morning in Jasper.

Jamie Garay Rivera, 54, Jasper, was eastbound on 13th Street in a 2009 Toyota Corolla when the 5:35 a.m. accident occurred at the Newton Street intersection, according to the Jasper Police Department.

Police said the Corolla was struck by a southbound 1999 Kenworth semi driven by Franklin Nolley, 61, Loogootee, after Nolley disregarded the lighted signal at the intersection.

Garay Rivera complained of chest pain but declined to be transported for treatment, according to police.

The Toyota was considered a total loss, while damage to the Kenworth was estimated at $1,700.

Police cited Nolley for disregarding a lighted signal.




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