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Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash
Monday Nov 13, 2017 2:40pm
700 South & State Road 5 • LaGrange, IN

By: Sheila McCrea

Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash
By Sheila McCrea

A two vehicle crash on Friday has left a Lionier man dead.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department say that Robert Lee Trowbridge, age 84 of Ligonier, was traveling west on 700 South at the intersection of State Road 5 in his vehicle when he failed to yield the right of way. His vehicle then collided with a Freightliner semi and trailer driven by Jose Miguel Cruz, age 45 of Angola, who was traveling north State Road 5.

As a result, Mr. Trowbridge died from blunt force trauma from the impact of the crash. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Cruz was not injurred and was reported as wearing his seatbelt.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department say that at this time no charges will be filed; however, the accidents investigation is still ongoing.

The accident happened just after noon on Friday.

Assisting the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department at the scene was the Topeka Fire Rescue, Topeka Police Department, Parkview LaGrange Ambulance, and the LaGrange County Coroner’s Office.

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