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Weekend Three Car Accident Sends Several to the Hospital
By: Sheila McCrea - Tuesday, October 5, 2021

LAGRANGE, IN – Multiple people ended up in the hospital after a head-on crash that happened over the weekend in LaGrange County.

Just before 10 p.m. Saturday, deputies with LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department were sent to the intersection of State Road 9 and County Road 450 South on reports of a multi-vehicle crash.

Responding deputies report that a 2000 Blazer, driven by Gage Naylor, age 21 of LaGrange, was turning east onto 450 South and failed to yield to a northbound Equinox. The Blazer hit the Equinox, driven by Melissa Bontreger, age 47 of LaGrange, head-on.

The Equinox traveled off the road and landed in a ditch. The Blazer spun sideways and came to a rest in the middle of 9.

The Blazer was hit on the driver’s side door by a Traverse, which was traveling north on 9, being driven by Omar Caballero, age 41 of Howe.

Naylor, a child in the Blazer, Bontreger, multiple children in the Equinox, and several children in the Traverse were injured and taken to the hospital for treatment. Their conditions are unknown.

This crash remains under investigation.



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