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3 hurt in crash near downed tree

December 29, 2018

A motorist reporting a fallen tree watched as her vehicle was smashed and totaled by another driver attempting to avoid a roadblock in DeKalb County.

Officers said the crash happened just after 7 p.m. Thursday when a 43-year-old Ashley woman pulled over to report the downed tree in the 1100 block of Indiana 327.

A 2012 Ford Focus traveling south tried to avoid the tree by swerving, but hit it and bounced head on into the stopped vehicle, a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica, according to a news release.

At least three people were taken to hospitals, but were released, officers said.

A 22-year-old Auburn woman was driving the Focus. She had three passengers in her vehicle. The other driver had one passenger.

jduffy@jg.net

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