Jasper Woman Injured in Crash Near Ireland

A Jasper woman was injured following an accident along State Road 56 yesterday evening where she was found to be under the influence.

Dubois County Sheriff’s deputies were called to an area along State Road 56 and County Road 800 West at around 10:35 pm last night on a report of an accident with injury. Witnesses told deputies that 33-year-old Jessica Pelt of Jasper was traveling along State Road 56 when she went off of the roadway just to the west of County Road 800 West. Witnesses say the vehicle then ran over a speed limit sign and continued east into an open field, coming to rest in the middle of the field about 500 feet east of CR 800 West.

Upon further investigation, deputies determined that Pelt was under the influence of marijuana and meth. Her BAC registered at .08 percent, right at the legal limit. Pelt was also found to be driving with a suspended license.

Pelt suffered a head injury in the accident and Ireland First Responders tended to her injuries upon their arrival at the scene. Pelt was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville for treatment of her injuries. Sheriff’s deputies say she was cited into court due to her injuries for OWI and driving while suspended.

The Ireland Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.