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Fatal accident on SR 5

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    Shortly before noon on September 9, a 2003 Chevy Venture driven by Amos C. Yoder, 64, of Wolcottville was driving north on SR 5 near CR 635S when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 2007 Freightliner semi traveling south, driven by Joseph R. Raeder, 22, of Bristol.

    SR 5 was closed for 3½ hours for reconstruction and extrication. The accident is still under investigation.

    According to the report from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, Yoder died from massive internal injuries.         

    Assisting at the scene was the Topeka Police Department, Topeka Fire Department, and Parkview EMS.