Police seek witnesses to Bretzville crash that totaled three vehicles

Deputies are seeking witnesses to a crash that occurred at Bretzville Junction that totaled three vehicles Wednesday.

According to authorities, two of the drivers are claiming they had the green light at the intersection when the crash happened at about 1:20 p.m.

Shelby Greis, 20, of Jasper, was southbound on State Road 162 in a 2012 Dodge Avenger when she went through the intersection with State Road 64. While in the intersection, her car was struck by a 2003 Dodge Caravan driven by 32-year-old Valerie Messmer of Huntingburg.

After the collision, police say Greis’s car careened into the northbound lane of State Road 162 where it was struck a second time by a 2007 Dodge Caravan driven by Bonnie Roos,81, of Lamar.

The intersection was partially blocked for about 45 minutes while the scene was cleared.

All three drivers were transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital for treatment. According to police, Greis complained of pain to her arms, Messmer complained of neck and back pain, and Roos suffered a cut to her head and shin. Police reported their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

Police alleged they found a small amount of suspected marijuana and paraphernalia in Messmer’s vehicle. She was cited to court on a Level 6 felony possession of paraphernalia (with a prior offense), and a Class A misdemeanor possession of less than 30 grams of Marijuana (with a prior offense).

The Sheriffs Department is looking for witnesses to the crash. Greis and Messmer are both claiming that they had a green light at the time of the crash.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact our office at 812-482-3522.

St. Anthony First Responders, Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and tow trucks from Berg’s Garage and Uebelhor & Sons responded to the scene.

2 Responses to Police seek witnesses to Bretzville crash that totaled three vehicles

  1. doug winchell January 11, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

    That light does not work worth a crap. Some times it will leave you sitting there in the early morning with nothing coming for 5 minutes.

  2. Mrs. Ima Ruth Green January 12, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

    There are many lights that don’t trip or cycle properly, but green in both directions at the same time? That’s a new one – but might solve a few accidents.