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Monday, October 29, 2012

City Police

Four traffic accidents were investigated recently by Greencastle City Police officers.

-- At 2:33 p.m. Thursday, a two-vehicle accident occurred at Bloomington and Seminary streets as Katelyn Stewart, 18, Greencastle, was eastbound on Seminary Street, waiting to cross Bloomington.

Her vision was obstructed by stopped traffic and the presence of the city leaf vacuum but a semi driver reportedly motioned for her to proceed across the intersection. Stewart's 2004 Honda Accord was then struck by a northbound 2006 Jeep Liberty, driven by Heather Fisher, 25, Terre Haute.

Officer Darrel Bunten estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.

Both drivers reported minor injuries following the collision. Fisher had an abrasion to her elbow and lower arm, while Stewart had discomfort in the chest area, likely from the seatbelt strap.

-- At 9:42 p.m. Wednesday, a two-vehicle mishap was reported at 10th Street and State Road 240.

Kimberly Dagenhart, 43, Greencastle, was eastbound on 240, driving a 1994 Saturn, when her car was reportedly struck by a southbound 1998 Dodge Ram, driven by Ephriah Salb, 19, Bowling Green.

The brakes on the Salb vehicle failed, Officer Ed Wilson reported, causing him to enter the intersection without stopping.

Total damage was listed at $2,500-$5,000.

Dagenhart reported neck pain following the accident, while Salb declined medical attention.

-- At 7:59 p.m. Oct. 23, a two-vehicle accident was reported on East Street, 20 feet south of Center Street, on the city's South Side.

Erica Fox, 33, Greencastle, was southbound on East Street, driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix, when Jeffrey Kamplain, 55, Greencastle, reportedly backed a 1997 Dodge Ram from a driveway in front of the approaching car.

Officer Nick Eastham estimated total damage at $5,000-$10,000.

Fox reported head and chest pain following the collision and was transported to Putnam County Hospital via Operation Life ambulance.

A passenger in her car, Chris Dixon, 34, Greencastle, also reported head and back pain.

-- At 12:59 p.m. Oct. 19, a two-vehicle accident was reported on Avenue D, 100 feet east of Fifth Street.

Capt. Mike Hanlon noted that two mini-vans were eastbound when a 1993 Pontiac Transport, driven by Timothy Green, 68, Greencastle, slowed to turn left into a driveway and Melissa Smith, 29, Greencastle, driving a 2008 Toyota Sienna van, reportedly attempted to pass and a collision occurred.

Total damage was listed at $2,500-$5,000.

Two recent traffic citations were issued by Capt. Chris Jones.

-- At 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, Pamela Kean, 28, Greencastle, was cited on Fawnview Lane for an infraction of driving with a suspended license.

-- At 12:45 a.m. Oct. 21, Jesse Pridemore, 24, Greencastle, was ticketed on Walnut Street by Capt. Jones for an infraction of driving with a suspended license.

Information included in the Putnam Scanner is taken from reports provided to the Banner Graphic by the Greencastle Police, the Greencastle Fire and the Putnam County Sheriff's departments.

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