Jasper Woman Airlifted to Hospital Following Three Car Accident

A three-car accident on the north side of Jasper early yesterday evening resulted in a Jasper woman being airlifted to a regional hospital.

Jasper Police say 17-year-old Zachary Buechlein of Jasper was crossing Newton Street traveling eastbound towards Common Drive just after 6:40 pm last night when the accident took place.

Police say Buechlein failed to see a car driven by 64-year-old Donna Braun of Loogootee, who was southbound on Newton Street as he tried to cross Newton Street. Buechlein’s car collided with Brown’s car, causing Brown’s car to spin into a third vehicle, driven by 70-year-old Douglas Lukemeyer of Jasper, who was westbound on Common Drive and was preparing to turn onto Newton Street.

A passenger in Buechlein’s vehicle, 43-year-old Paula Buechlein, suffered a head injury in the crash. She was airlifted to Evansville Hospital for further treatment. Zachary Buechlein suffered lacerations to his head and face and was transported to Memorial Hospital for further treatment.

Braun complained of knee pain and was also transported to Memorial Hospital. Lukemeyer was not injured.

Buechlein’s vehicle and Braun’s vehicle each suffered 10 thousand dollars worth of damage and Lukemeyer’s vehicle sustained 3,500 dollars worth of damage. Buechlein was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, Memorial Hospital EMS, Huntingburg EMS, and Jasper First Responders all assisted at the scene.