Failure to Signal Causes 4 Car Crash

Jasper (NNDC):

According to police, an unidentified vehicle was eastbound on State Road 56 just after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday when it braked suddenly to turn north onto Carroll Street and failed to use a signal causing a 4 vehicle crash.

Zachary Buechlein, 23, of Jasper, who was following the vehicle in a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country minivan, immediately slowed to avoid colliding with the rear of the unidentified vehicle. When he did so, a 1999 Nissan Pathfinder driven by Waylon Bruce, 39, of Washington, rear-ended the minivan.

A 2016 Ford Fusion driven by Willa Alcantara, 55, of Winslow, then collided with Bruce’s Nissan. Subsequently, a fourth vehicle, a 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander driven by Ashley Altum-Ortega, 29, of Jasper, then collided with the rear of the Ford Fusion.

No injuries were reported in the 4 car crash.  Three of the 4 vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

Police remind motorists that according to Indiana Traffic Code, the signal of intention to turn shall be given continuously not less than the last 200 feet traveled by a vehicle before turning or changing lanes.





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