One Dead In Wrong-Way I-64 Crash; One Hurt In Four-Vehicle Jasper Accident

Three Injured; One Later Died In I-64 Wrong-Way Accident

Dale (NNDC) – An accident involving a wrong-way driver sends three people to the hospital Wednesday night.

Spencer County Dispatch and Indiana State Police say it happened along I-64 near Dale around 9:40pm EST.

Dispatch says a vehicle was going west in the eastbound lanes when it collided head-on with another vehicle.

Authorities say two people were taken by ambulance while a third was airlifted to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville but later died.

ISP says all three victims had to be extricated from their vehicles.

The victim who died was riding in the eastbound car that was hit by the wrong-way driver.

The other two victims are the drivers of each car.  They are listed in stable condition

No names have been released.

Deputies from the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and Huntingburg First Responders were called to the scene to assist.

Both sides of the interstate were shut down for more than two hours.

Medical Issue Cited For Causing Four-Vehicle Accident In Jasper

Jasper (NNDC) – A medical issue is being cited as the cause of a four-vehicle accident on Jasper’s far southside Tuesday evening.

Jasper police say 34-year old Allison Deno of Huntingburg was driving northbound on U. S. 231 approaching 12th Avenue when her van struck the rear bumper of an SUV.

JPD says after making contact with the SUV, Deno’s van continued northbound along the highway’s shoulder for an estimated 2100 feet before crossing the centerline and striking a car.  The impact sent the car spinning into the northbound lane of U. S. 231.

Deno’s car then struck the driver’s side door of a second SUV causing the SUV to spin out of control before coming to rest in a ditch on the west side of the highway.

Deno’s car finally came to a stop off the west side of the highway in a grass field near Jasper Electric Motors.

Police say Deno suffered a medical issue which caused the sequence of collisions.  She was cited by police for following too closely to avoid an accident and leaving the scene of an accident.

Meanwhile, the driver of one of the two SUVs involved, 69-year old Connie Bennet was taken to Memorial Hospital complaining of shoulder pain.

Deno was not hurt and neither were two of the other three drivers.  They were 70-year old Jerry Crow of Evansville and 57-year old Kristine Harbison of Huntingburg.

Three of the four vehicles, including Deno’s car were totaled.

DCSD K-9 Detects Heroine Being Sent Into County Jail; Arrest Made



Jasper (NNDC) – An on-site investigation of possible narcotics being smuggled into the Dubois County Security Center has resulted in the arrest of a Kentucky woman who was also wanted on an unrelated escape charge.

DCSD says on Monday, its department K-9, “Judge,” detected heroine in what deputies say was a ‘flagged article’ that was sent to the jail through the U. S. Postal Service.

The ‘article’ was addressed to 42-year old Angela Zink of Louisville, who DCSD says was already incarcerated at the local jail on other drug charges as well as a felony count Angela M. Zink, 42, Louisville, who was already incarcerated on other drug offenses as well as a felony count of escape.

Zink is now facing new charges of trafficking with an inmate (Level 5 felony) and possession of heroin within 500 feet of a park.

Zink was originally booked into the DCSC on January 19th. She was on electronic monitoring/home detention before
her arrest but left an apartment she was staying at in Jasper on September 18, 2015.  She remained at large until she was arrested by police in Louisville.

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