Traffic backs up after three-vehicle accident at St. Louis and College yesterday


A three-vehicle accident Thursday during the lunch hour in Batesville backed up traffic and sent some involved in the mishap to be treated at White River Medical Center.

The Batesville Police Department report said a blue 2018 Dodge Journey driven by Kaitlynn Crisco, 23, of the Floral area, disregarded a red light and hit a 1993 Toyota pickup truck in the intersection. After that collision, the Dodge Journey went across the centerline and smashed into the front, or driver’s side bumper, of a 2019 Kenworth semi-tractor-trailer.

The police report said Crisco and a juvenile passenger were transported to the White River Medical Center along with the driver of the Toyota pickup, identified as Oliver Perez of Boggs Street in west Batesville. No serious injuries were listed in the report.

Both the Dodge Journey and the Toyota were towed from the scene. The report also noted that the semi and the pickup did not make any contributing action to the accident.

The reporting officer for the Batesville Police Department, Patrolman Larry Ring, said he reviewed the dashcam video from the Kenworth, and it clearly showed the Dodge Journey running the red light, causing the accident to occur.

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