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A accident north of Ferdinand involving a truck and SUV along State Road 162 Sunday afternoon resulted in injuries to four people involved.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says just after 3 pm yesterday a car driven by 46-year old Amy Rickelman of Ferdinand was stopped facing north bound on SR 162, waiting for traffic to clear in order to turn west onto County Road 815 S.

Meanwhile deputies say 41-year old Clay Smith of Mitchell was north bound on 162 in his Ford F-150 pick-up. They say Smith was distracted from the roadway briefly and failed to notice that the Rickelman vehicle had stopped in front of him. They say he was not able to stop and he rear ended the Rickelman vehicle.

Authorities say Rickelman was able to keep her SUV under control and get it to come to a stop off of the east side of SR 162.

Smith was also able to keep his pick-up under control and pull it off the east side of the highway.

Passengers in Smith’s truck including 14-year old Matthew Goodwin and 14-year old Levi Smith both of Mitchell complained of injuries; Goodman suffered from neck and shoulder pain while Smith reported injuries to his head and face.

Rickelman complained of injuries to her head, neck and hands while a passenger in her SUV, 20-year old Max Rickelman of Ferdinand, had a cut on his head.

All were taken to Memorial Memorial Hospital in Jasper by ambulance.

Deputies credited the use of seat belts as a definite factor in  the injuries to all involved.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Ferdinand Police Department, Indiana State Police, Ferdinand Fire Department First Responder and Memorial EMS.

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