Two Women Injured in Crash
By: Sheila McCrea - Monday, October 4, 2021

BUTLER, IN — One woman was hospitalized and another injured in a crash on U.S. 6 at the County Road 53 intersection.

Emergency crews were called to the area on reports of a two car crash. First units found one vehicle in the ditch and another in the roadway.

According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, Jeffrey Spillers, age 24 of Auburn told officers that he was traveling west on U.S. 6 following a Buick. Spillers, who was was driving a Jeep Cherokee, said he was using his phone while driving when the Buick, driven by Lori Buell, age 48, of Auburn slowed down and attempted to turn south onto County Road 53.

Spillers said he was not able to slow down in time and hit Buell’s vehicle.

Spillers was uninjured in the crash while Buell was taken to the hospital for a head injury. An adult female passenger in Buell’s vehicle suffered a laceration to the leg but declined treatment.

Spillers was cited for using his phone while driving.

Assisting the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department at the scene was Butler Police and Fire Departments, along with Parkview EMS.


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