Driver complains of back, neck pain after crash

Wednesday, around 9:55 a.m., Ashley Zehner, 19, was traveling west on 9C Road near Tulip when she lost control on ice-covered road surface. Zehner spun off the road and traveled into the south embankment where she then struck a telephone junction box. Her vehicle came to rest facing east. Zehner said she was driving west when a mail delivery vehicle was on the side of road, and when she applied brakes to slow, her vehicle started to slide. Zehner was transported to St . Joseph Regional Medical Center for complaint of pain to the back and neck area. She was using a safety belt at the time of the crash. The road surface was ice covered and extremely slippery at the time of investigation. Investigating officer: Sgt. Larry L. Snyder.