Teen Dies Following Friday Crash In LaGrange County
By: Sheila McCrea - Tuesday, September 20, 2022

TOPEKA, IN - A 13-year-old died and five others were injured in a two-vehicle crash on State Road 5 late Friday afternoon.

Aaccording to the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department, a 2002 Pontiac Bonneville was traveling south on State Road 5, at the intersection of County Road 700 South, when it reportedly turned in front of a northbound 2009 Ford Fusion.

The Pontiac was struck on the passenger side.

The 17-year-old driver of the Pontiac and three juvenile passengers were taken to the hospital for their injuries.

Lybie Miller, age 13 of Ligonier, was eventually flown to a different hospital, and later died from her injuries.

The driver of the Ford and a 17-month-old passenger were taken to the hospital for treatment.

According to accident investigators, both drivers and all passengers, except for Miller were wearing seatbelts.


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