Latest News

18 WJTS Newscast for May 29th, 2024 Optimist Club of Jasper Honors Detective Sergeant Greg Brescher with Outstanding Law Enforcement Award Multiple Summer Arts Workshops Announced by Jasper Community Arts Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center Hosts “Friday Community Health Screening” on June 28 Tell City Farmers Market Opening This Saturday

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in a one vehicle accident north of Birdseye early this morning where the driver of the pickup involved was eventually life flighted to a Louisville hospital.

Around 2:20 this morning the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says 21-year old Tyler Eckert of St. Anthony was southbound on Kings Ridge Road a mile east of Harts Gravel Road when deputies say for an unknown reason, his truck ran off the roadway and into a ditch striking a tree and a culvert before coming to a rest in the roadway.

Deputies say Eckert, who was reported to have various non-life threatening injuries, made his own way to Memorial Hospital in Jasper with the help of family and friends. He was then transferred by LifeFlight helicopter to a Louisville hospital for treatment of his injures that were considered non life-threatening.

Once again authorities say alcohol was believed to have been a possible factor in the incident and charges are pending.

Damage to Eckert’s truck was estimated at $8,000.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *