Jasper Man Injured While Attempting to Avoid Deer

An accident near Jasper sent one Jasper man to the hospital with minor injuries.

Dubois County Sheriff’s deputies say 19-year-old Dakota Madden of Jasper was eastbound on County Road 300 North east of County Road 350 West at 3:30 am yesterday morning when the accident took place. Deputies say a deer began crossing the road from the north. Madden turned his truck to the right in an attempt to avoid the deer, but ran off of the roadway and hit a culvert, which caused his truck to go airborne. Madden’s truck then hit an embankment, causing his vehicle to flip and spin. The vehicle came to rest on its wheels on the southside of the roadway facing westward according to sheriff’s deputies.

Madden suffered lacerations to his back in the crash, but refused treatment at the scene. He was later taken by private car to Memorial Hospital. Madden’s truck was a total loss in the crash and it was found during the investigation that he had no insurance. Madden was cited for Operating a Vehicle Without Financial Responsibility.

The Jasper Police Department, the Indiana State Police, Memorial Hospital EMS, and a wrecker from Ruxer’s assisted at the scene.