Car Strikes Downed Tree; Temporarily Closes 231

JASPER (NNDC) – A Huntingburg man says he did not see a tree down across U. S 231 just north of WITZ Road Monday evening before striking it.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says 18-year old Brevin Sternberg was driving south on 231 at about 8:30PM when he failed to notice a downed large tree covering both lanes of traffic

DCSD says Brevin’s vehicle drove through the downed tree. DCSD says the vehicle was driveable after striking the tree though his vehicle did sustain damages estimated at about $4000. Sternberg was not hurt. The highway was closed for about 45 minutes to clear the tree from the roadway.

Jasper’s fire and police departments helped DCSD clear the highway.

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