Weekend crash injures two drivers

Herald Staff Writer

BRETZVILLE — Both drivers were injured Friday afternoon in a rear-end collision on State Road 162 north of County Road 350S.

Amelia Sitzman, 26, 3323 S. State Road 162, Jasper, was northbound on the highway in a 2013 Ford Focus when the 4 p.m. crash occurred north of Bretzville, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies said Sitzman stopped to turn left into a private drive and, when she did, her Focus was rear-ended by a 1993 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Christie Kelley, 19, of 5 Walnut St., Birdseye.

Kelly complained of shoulder pain and was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper, police said. Sitzman complained of neck and back pain. The was taken to Memorial Hospital by private vehicle, according to authorities.

Both subjects’ injuries were believed to be minor, according to the sheriff’s department.

The collision totaled Kelley’s Pontiac and caused $5,000 in damage to Sitzman’s Ford.

Traffic on State Road 162 was kept to one lane for 45 minutes while the scene was cleared.

A Berg’s Garage wrecker, Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and the St. Anthony Volunteer Fire Department assisted.

Contact Bill Powell.

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