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June 10, 2014

Alcohol apparent factor in Shipshewana-area crash that injured three

Alcohol was an apparent factor in a crash in LaGrange County that left three people injured Monday night.
According to LaGrange County police, just after 10 p.m., a car and a hay wagon collided.
Dennis Yoder 22, of Shipshewana, was driving a hay wagon east on C.R. 250 North at 1150 West when a Ford Taurus driven by Stephen Blough, 65, Shipshewana, struck it, police reported
The officer said Blough did not see the wagon and was unable to stop. The wagon had a small, white light acting as a rear light, which Blough did not see, police reported.
Blough was taken to Parkview LaGrange Hospital for head and neck pain.
Yoder and his passenger, Mariann Yoder, 20, Shipshewana, were taken to Elkhart General Hospital with neck and back pain.
Charges were filed against Blough for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and speeding too fast to avoid a collision.
Yoder was cited for not having taillights on the wagon.
Assisting the sheriff’s department at the scene were the Shipshewana Police Department and Shipshewana and Middlebury fire departments.

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