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Vehicles totaled in DeKalb crash

December 28, 2018 GMT

A motorist reporting a downed tree saw her vehicle smashed and totaled by another driver attempting to avoid the roadblock in DeKalb County on Thursday, police said.

Officers said the crash happened just after 7 p.m. when a 43-year-old Ashley woman pulled over to report the fallen 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.

Five people were taken local hospitals complaining of pain, 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 with her.

 No further information was provided.