Paoli Woman Dies After Single-Vehicle Accident Near Crystal

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CRYSTAL (NNDC) – A Monday afternoon single-vehicle accident along Indiana 56 near Crystal has claimed the life of an Orange County woman. The sixth person to die in a traffic accident in Dubois County in 2015.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says 71-year old Beverly Stiles of Paoli died from her injuries sustained in the accident that happened at about 3:40PM EST.

DCSD says Stiles was traveling east on Indiana 56 when she moved over into the shoulder to allow a westbound combine to pass. DCSD says Stiles, who was alert at the scene, told deputies her right side wheels went off the highway causing her car to go into a ditch where it struck an embankment head-on near North 750 East.

Stiles was taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper before she was lifeflighted to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville. She died of internal injuries at St. Mary’s at 5:20PM CST.

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