UPDATE: “Black Ice” Being Blamed For Two Accidents Overnight; DCSD Says Both Drivers Were Lucky (AUDIO)

BIRDSEYE (NNDC) – The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department is reporting patches of “black ice” AKA ice road conditions mainly in eastern Dubois County.

Overnight, DCSD worked two single-vehicle accidents. One near the Dubois/Crawford County line. The other at the intersection of Indiana 56 and Indiana 545 north of Dubois. The intersection known as the “Dubois Crossroads.”

Neither driver involved in the accidents were seriously hurt. Sgt. Stuart Wilson with DCSD says weather was definitely a factor in these accidents…

The first accident happened at 12:50 this morning. DCSD says 22-year old Dillon Andry of Birdseye suffered what deputies describe as a minor head injury in the single-vehicle accident.

DCSD says Andry was traveling east on Indiana 64 from Birdseye when his pickup truck hit a patch of “black ice” on the highway just west of the Crawford County line.

DCSD says the ice caused Andry to lose control of his truck. The truck slid and struck a guardrail and eventually flipped the truck onto the driver’s side before coming to rest. Andry was able to get out of the truck on his own through the passenger side window.

He was treated and released at the scene by Memorial EMS of minor head pain.

Meanwhile, no one was hurt in another reported rollover accident being attributed to “black ice” this morning. It happened at the Dubois Crossroads. It was earlier reported as a personal injury accident, but the driver of the pickup truck involved, Kimberly Campbess of French Lick, was not hurt.

The accident did shut down Indiana 56 for about two hours as crews cleaned up the accident. Campbess tells DCSD she lost control of her pickup on slick road conditions on a hill just east of the Dubois Crossroads near North 575 East at about 4:20 this morning.

The truck left the highway before striking an embankment and overturning onto its side.

The highway reopened at about 6:15 this morning.

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