A Jasper man received injuries in a two vehicle accident along the bottoms of US 231 between Jasper and Huntingburg Wednesday morning in which authorities say one of the vehicles involved continued from the scene.
The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says just before 10 am yesterday 60-year old Charles Nunn of Jasper was south bound on 231 near Meyer Landscaping.
Deputies say at that same time an unknown vehicle of which witnesses reported as a white box truck or even possibly a tractor trailer was headed north on 231 when according to witnesses, objects police say were large metal pieces came off the trailer of the unknown vehicle and struck the front of Nunn’s passenger car.
They say one of those pieces of metal penetrated the windshield on the driver’s side, striking Nunn whose vehicle exited the roadway to the west and hit an advertising billboard support beam before coming to a rest.
Nunn was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital In Jasper and was later transferred to St. Mary’s Medical Center.
His car was reported as a total loss.
The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s assistance as they continue to investigate the incident.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Deputy Wade Pierce with the sheriff’s department at 812-482-3522 extension 2.
Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Huntingburg Police Department, first responders with the Huntingburg Fire Department and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services.