Wednesday Afternoon Crash at Bretzville Junction Sends 3 Drivers to Hospital

An afternoon crash yesterday at the Bretzville junction involving multiple vehicles sent three drivers to the hospital and left police looking for witnesses to the accident.

The Dubois County Sheriff department is asking for those who may have witnessed the crash to contact their office after two of the drivers claim they both had a green light.


At 1:20 pm yesterday 20- year old Shelby Greis of Jasper was southbound on State Rd 162 at the Bretzville Junction in a 2012 Dodge Avenger. Her Avenger was struck in the passengers side by 32-year old Valerie Messmer of Huntingburg who was driving a 2003 Dodge van that had been Eastbound on State Rd 64.

After that collision, the Avenger was thrown into the Northbound lane of St Rd 162.

That’s when a 2007 Dodge Caravan driven by 81-year old Bonnie Roos of Lamar was traveling Northbound just South of the intersections and struck Greis’ Avenger.

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.

Police say the injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A small amount of suspected marijuana and paraphernalia was located in Messmer’s vehicle. She was cited into court on a Level 6 Felony Possession of Paraphernalia (with prior offense), and a Class A Misdemeanor Possession of less than 30 grams of Marijuana (with prior offense).

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 the Dubois County Sheriffs Department
(812) 482-3522 – office

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