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Wednesday crash injures one


One person was injured Wednesday morning when a car struck a tree west of Topeka.

According to the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, Lauren Bishop, 42, Ligonier, was eastbound on CR 700S near 750W, when his vehicle crossed the center line and left the north side of the road.

The vehicle struck a tree head on, pinning Bishop in the vehicle.

The Topeka Fire Department worked to extricate Bishop from the vehicle. He was then airlifted to Ft. Wayne with chest injuries.

The reason for the crash remains under investigation.