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One dead in LaGrange County semi vs SUV crash

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One person is dead after two vehicles collided at an intersection Friday afternoon.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department said the crash happened at the intersection of State Road 5 and 700 S around 12:17 Friday afternoon. A 2009 Chevy Equinox was traveling westbound on 700 South. Meanwhile, a 2007 Freightliner semi and trailer was traveling northbound on State Road 5.

The driver of the Chevy, Robert Lee Trowbridge, 84 of Ligonier, failed to yield the right of way to the semi. This resulted in the semi colliding with the Chevy in the intersection.

Trowbridge suffered blunt force trauma along with laceration to the head. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The department said no charges will be filed in this incident although the investigation is ongoing as of the time of this report. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

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

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