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Topeka resident airlifted following crash


The Indiana State Police investigated a two-vehicle accident that occurred Tuesday afternoon just outside of Topeka in which one driver was airlifted to a Ft. Wayne hospital in critical condition.

According to the police report, shortly before 2 p.m. on Aug. 7, a 1995 Pontiac driven by Robin M. Campbell, 52, of Topeka was stopped on CR 700S at the intersection with SR 5. Campbell proceeded into the intersection and into the path of a southbound 2004 Suzuki driven by Stacy M. Flaugh, 40, of rural Wolcottville.

Campbell’s vehicle was struck broadside in the driver’s door and she was pinned inside. She was extricated by the Topeka Fire Department and airlifted to a Ft. Wayne hospital with injuries to her head and chest. 

Both Campbell and Flaugh, who refused medical treatment, were reportedly wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash, which remains under investigation.

The Indiana State Police was assisted at the scene by the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, LaGrange County EMS, and Topeka Police Department and Topeka Fire Department.