SUV encounters Dubois-area slick roadway

From Local Sources

DUBOIS — An Orange County motorist cited roadway conditions as a factor in a Tuesday mishap just east of the Dubois Crossroads.

Harold E. Alspaugh, 65, French Lick, was eastbound on State Road 56 in a 2007 GMC Envoy when the 4:45 p.m. accident occurred 250 feet west of County Road 575E, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office.

Alspaugh, who lost control of his vehicle in a curve, said it felt like his SUV encountered an oil spot and his tires just slid.

A deputy said the SUV traveled off the south side of the highway and stopped against a tree line.

Damage was estimated between $2,500 and $5,000.

A Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.

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