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Topeka men among four injured in crash

 

Two Topeka men were among four people injured in a two-vehicle crash on SR 1 at the intersection with Metz Road in Steuben County.

According to a release from the Indiana State Police, shortly after 10 a.m. on July 3, a 1996 GMC van driven by Jon D. Phelps, 70, of Hamilton, Ind., was traveling eastbound on Metz Road, approaching the intersection with SR 1. Phelps failed to stop his van for the posted stop sign and drove into the intersection, where his van was hit by a northbound 2004 Range Rover driven by Dean J. Troyer, 22, of Topeka.

Phelps, who was the only occupant of the van, suffered internal injuries and was transported to Cameron Hospital in Angola before being transported to Parkview Regional Medical Center by Samaritan.

Troyer and his two passengers, Lyndon J. Yoder, 20, of Goshen, and Matthew L. Slabach, 20, of Topeka, suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene. All four were said to have been wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash which reduced the severity of the injuries incurred.

Assisting the Indiana State Police at the scene was the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department and Angola Fire and Rescue.