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During the early morning hours of Thursday morning, deputies with the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department responded to several accidents throughout the county due to “black ice” on area roadways mainly between the hours of 6 and 8 am.

One of those accidents, a rollover involving injury occurred on State Road 545 near County Road 900 East in Dubois.

Deputies say at around 7:20 am yesterday, an SUV driven by Patience Robinson of Celestine was traveling west on State Road 545 approaching County Road 900 East.

They say as Robinson’s vehicle crested a hill, she encountered a patch of black ice on the roadway causing her to lose control of her SUV which spun and ran off the south side of the roadway.

Once off the roadway, deputies say Robinson’s SUV struck and rolled over a guardrail.

Robinson’s vehicle then overturned down a steep embankment where it struck a concrete culvert before coming to a rest on its top in a water-filled ditch.

Deputies say Robinson was able to free herself from the vehicle and was helped by a passerby.
She was treated by EMS at the scene then taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper for treatment of head pain.

Deputies say the use of seatbelt greatly reduced Robinson’s injuries in this crash.

Robinson’s SUV was a total loss. No charges were filed.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by the First Responders with the Dubois Volunteer Fire Department and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services.

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