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Scanner for Nov. 17, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

City Police

Two property-damage accidents were investigated Thursday by Greencastle City Police officers.

-- At 3:59 a.m., a mishap was reported on East Washington Street, near Vine Street.

Alan Phillips, 57, Bloomington, was westbound, driving a 2012 Ford Transit owned by Bloomington News Service, when a dog reportedly ran into the roadway.

Swerving to miss the dog, Phillips struck a parked, unattended 2008 Hyundai, owned by Jennifer Herrold, Greencastle. He told police he did not see the parked car until it was too late to avoid a collision.

Officer Matt Huffman, who was assisted at the scene by Officer Nick Eastham, estimated total damage at $2,500-$5,000.

-- At 3:07 p.m. Thursday, a two-vehicle accident was reported at Maple and Bloomington streets.

Linda Francis, 64, Greencastle, was turning left onto Maple Avenue from Bloomington Street in a 2003 Chevrolet Venture van, which struck a 2006 International truck, being driven by Billy Kercheval, 45, Arthur, Ill.

Kerscheval, who was driving for Curstin Brands, Arthur, Ill., was stopped at the stopsign at Maple and Bloomington when the van struck the rear of his truck, police said.

Officers Jeff Modlin and Albert Epple investigated, estimating total damage at $1,000-$2,500.

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