Medical Condition Leads to Accident
On 3/8/2022 at approximately 18:09, the Jasper Police Department responded to a single vehicle accident near the intersection of 13th/ Newton. Officers determined that Johnny Mitchell was driving a vehicle northbound on Newton Street before exiting the roadway on the west side near 12th street. The vehicle continued northbound through the front lawn of St Joseph’s Church and then across 13th street where the vehicle came to a stop in a yard at the northwest intersection of 13th/Newton. The vehicle had struck a pole and a tree after leaving the roadway. Shortly after arriving on scene officers observed that the driver was suffering from a medical emergency. Memorial EMS and Jasper first responders were called to the scene. The driver was transported to Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center by EMS. Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and Ruxer’s Wrecker Service also assisted on scene.