Bad accident Saturday night in northeast Wabash County
WABASH CO.—Sheriff Joe Keeling reports that on Sat. Sept. 4th at approx. 8:58 PM the Wabash County Sheriff’s Office, Mt. Carmel Police Department, Mt. Carmel Fire Department, Allendale Fire Department and Wabash General Ambulance Service responded to a two-car accident on E 1200 Rd (Bridgeport Blacktop) and N 1690 Blvd.
Daniel D. Butler, 31, of Lawrenceville, was driving a 2000 Jeep Cherokee north on N 1690 when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection with E 1200 Rd.
Butler collided with a 2002 Chrysler Town and Country minivan that was being driven south on E 1200 Road by Jeffery A. Carlson, 49, of Mt. Carmel. With him were his two children, 2-year-old Jaxon D. Carlson and 3-year-old Jozie M. Carlson and their mother, Bethany A. Jones, 27.
The Jeep Butler was driving struck the Carlson vehicle on the passenger side front door where Jones was sitting, totaling both vehicles.
The impact knocked both vehicles off the road into the ditch on the north side of E 1200 Rd.
Jones recieved serious injuries and was taken to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind., by Air Evac.
Jeffrey Carlson was taken to Wabash General by WGAS for his head injuries. The two children were taken to WGH to be checked out for “by the Grace of God” bumps and bruises.
All the passengers in the Carlson vehicle were properly restrained. Butler was not wearing a seat belt. Butler was taken to Deaconess Hospotal by Life Flight. The Jeep Butler was driving was reportedly stolen from Mt Carmel.
Butler was cited for Driving While Suspended, Disobeying a Traffic Control Device and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
(FYI from Keeling: I checked on Jones, she was in serious condition but stable. She needs our prayers………..)
(Admin note: Keeling’s a good sheriff. He sends these press releases and adds these little notes at the end. Everyonekeep Bethany in your thoughts. We’ll have more on the whole thing about the stolen Jeep in the print version, on stands in a week.)
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