Huntingburg crash results in overturned vehicle, minor injuries

Photo by Louis Simanovich IV.

Friday, a Huntingburg man went to the hospital with minor injuries after the vehicle he was driving ended up on its side in a crash.

Police, firefighters and emergency medical services were dispatched to the tSouth Chestnut Street and U.S. 231 intersection at about 3:30 p.m. for the report of the crash. When they arrived, they found a 2003 Ford Ranger on its side with the driver, Roland Broeker, 59, of Huntingburg, inside.

First responders assisted him from the vehicle and provided medical attention for minor abrasions to his face. Broeker was also complaining of chest pain so he was transported to Memorial Hospital by ambulance for further evaluation. He was later released.

Police determined that Julie Evans, 39, of Huntingburg, was northbound on U.S. 231 in 2008 GMC Acadia when she attempted to turn left onto Chestnut Street and struck the rear driver’s side of Broeker’s southbound Ford. Broeker’s Ford then spun around off the roadway and overturned.

Evans was evaluated at the scene for bruises to her face and chest but she declined medical assistance.

Police said Evans’ vehicle was totaled and Broeker’s had about $1,000 in damages.

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