Black Ice Blamed for Accidents Wednesday Night & Thursday Morning

Morgan Brown of Jasper was westbound on County Road 190 N, just west of 15th Street in Jasper. Brown reported she was unable to maintain control of her vehicle around a curve, slid off the south side of the roadway striking an embankment, and overturning, coming to rest upright against a utility pole. It is believe that speed too fast for weather conditions and some minor black ice were factors in the crash. It is also believed that the vehicle will be a total loss. Brown was treated at the scene and refused medical treatment.

Black Ice on State Road 56 just east of Haysville resulted in an accident that totaled a truck. According to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, 52-year-old David Salmon of Stendal hit a patch of black ice and lost control of his 2003 Dodge truck. The truck left the roadway and rolled onto its top. Salmon complained of chest pain. The truck was a total loss.