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One killed in accident on SR 5 at CR 700S

One person was killed in an accident involving an SUV and semi on November 10.

According to the report from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, Robert L. Trowbridge, 84, of Ligonier, Ind., was traveling west on CR 700S shortly after noon on November 10, approaching the intersection with SR 5. Trowbridge failed to stop at the intersection and his 2009 Chevrolet Equinox was struck by a 2007 Freightliner semi driven by Jose M. Cruz, 45, of Angola, Ind.

Trowbridge was pronounced dead at the scene. Cruz was not injured.

A full obituary for Trowbridge is on page 3 of today’s LaGrange Standard.

This accident is still under investigation.

Assisting at the scene was the Topeka Fire Department, Topeka Police Department, Parkview LaGrange Ambulance, and LaGrange County Coroner’s Office.