Three sent to hospital in three-vehicle collision

Three people were taken to the hospital after a three-vehicle collision Tuesday morning near the Walmart in Jasper.

Gary Siddons, 75, of Jasper, was northbound on U.S. 231 in a 2015 Ford Edge at about 11:45 a.m. and was attempting to turn west onto Mannheim Road, according to the Jasper Police Department. Siddons told police that he was unable to see southbound U.S. 231 traffic due to a southbound semi tractor-trailer in the turn-only lane turning east.

He turned and pulled in front of a southbound 2011 Kia Sorento driven by Kathy Johnson, 54, of Shoals. The Kia collided with Siddon’s Ford and both vehicles struck a 2017 Ford Edge driven by Frederick Freitag, 36, of Terre Haute, stopped on Mannheim facing east into the intersection.

According to police, Siddons and his passenger, 70-year-old Marlene Siddons, both complained of chest pain and were transported for treatment. Johnson, the driver of the Kia, also complained of lower arm pain and was taken for treatment at Memorial Hospital, according to police.

All three vehicles sustained front-end damage.

Police cited Siddons for failure to yield the right of way.

Jasper Volunteer Fire Department first responders, Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

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