Passing collision

Damage is estimated between $25,000 and $50,000 after an off-duty police officer’s vehicle collided with a Redkey driver about 8:40 p.m. Friday.

Chad A. Ridenour, 45, was driving south on Meridian Street in Redkey while responding to a law enforcement call in his personal vehicle, a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, according to a Jay County Sheriff’s Office report. He attempted to pass a 2018 Kia Soul driven by Gregory S. Coons, 50, Redkey, in a no passing zone. As Ridenour was passing, Coons turned left into a parking lot.

The vehicles collided, causing the Equinox to hit a utility pole and railroad tracks. Both cars were towed.



Deer hit

Two local residents drove into deer last week.

Collin K. Perry, 18, Union City, was driving east on county road 800 South, just east of county road 800 East, about 12:26 a.m. Friday. A deer ran across the road and collided with Perry’s 2018 Toyota Camry. The animal hit Perry’s car both in the headlights and driver’s side door, causing between $2,500 and $5,000 in damage.

Martha A. Friddle, 66, Portland, was driving north on Indiana 1 near county road 250 North about 6:05 a.m. Thursday when a deer ran across the road and into Friddle’s vehicle. Her 2011 Ford Fusion was towed from the scene. Damage is estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.



Buggy accident

A Missouri trucker drove into a horse-drawn buggy about 6:05 p.m. Thursday.

Mohamed M. Adnan, 30, Kansas City, was driving a 2007 Freightliner semi east on Indiana 18 just west of the intersection with county road 250 West. His semi collided with the buggy, driven by Andrew A. Graber, 28, Bryant. The buggy had no lights, according to a Jay County Sheriff’s Office report. Damage is estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.

Off road

A Marion man driving on Indiana 26 fell asleep at the wheel and crash about 5:20 a.m. Thursday.

Terry L. Williams, 66, was driving east on the highway just west of the intersection with Indiana 1 when he fell asleep, according to a Jay County Sheriff’s Office report. His 2012 Chrysler 200 Series rolled through the stop sign at the intersection and into the Hickory Grove Church yard. The vehicle hit a rock and stopped. Damage is estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.



Dog hit

A Portland driver drove into a dog about 3:45 p.m. Sunday.

Deborah A. Manor, 60, was driving north on county road 700 East just north of county road 800 South when a dog ran across the road. She was unable to avoid hitting the animal with her 2009 Honda Odyssey. Damage is estimated to be less than $1,000.