Outlying Roads Becoming Treacherous; Drive With Caution

Photo Provided by Jasper Fire Department

Photo Provided by Jasper Fire Department

JASPER ( NNDC ) — Freezing rain, snow and temperatures below 32 degrees are making driving conditions very hazardous especially in the outlying areas of Dubois County.

Several accidents reported overnight. The most serious reported so far was a two-vehicle head-on accident at about 7:20 Monday evening. It happened on U.S. 231 north of the Indiana 162 Bypass.

Three people were injured in the accident that involved a pickup truck and an SUV, both drivers from Dubois County.

The Jasper Police Department says 45-year old Carlos Frias of Jasper was traveling north on U.S. 231 in his SUV when he lost control of the vehicle on a patch of ice. The SUV slid left of center and into the path of the pickup truck driven by 59-year old Rod Zink of Ferdinand and the two vehicles collided head-on in the southbound lane of 231.

All three people in the vehicles were taken to Memorial Hospital with what Jasper police describe as minor injuries. Both drivers complained of leg pain while 34-year old Jaime Gonzalez of Jasper, a passenger in Frias’ SUV was transported with pain to his upper body.

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