Unusual Accident on Newton St. Sends Man to the Hospital

Jasper (NNDC):

Jasper Police believe a 73 year old Jasper man suffering an illness crashed into trees along Newton Street Monday afternoon.

Jasper Police say the driver was approaching the intersection of 13th Street when he almost struck a stopped police vehicle, continuing north reaching speeds above 90 miles per hour.

The vehicle went off of the roadway and struck two trees before coming to a stop.

The driver was taken to Memorial Hospital.  His vehicle was estimated to be a total loss.  Police suspect that an undisclosed illness may have caused the crash.

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