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Two Killed In Car Buggy Crash
Monday Jun 11, 2018 10:58am
Topeka, IN

By: Mike Stiles

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(TOPEKA) - Two people died when a car struck the buggy they were riding in early Saturday morning near Topeka.

Pronounced dead at the scene were 44 year old Velda Miller and her 15 year old daughter Melissa Jo Miller of rural Ligonier.

46 year old Ervin Miller was also a passenger in the buggy and was taken to Parkview Regional Medical Center by ambulance for a neck injury.

Police say the car that struck them was driven by 21 year old Jazieel Leon-Galvan of South Bend. He was taken to Parkview LaGrange Hospital with stomach pain.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department said alcohol was a factor in the crash but charges are awaiting a review by prosecutors.

The crash happened at 5:26 AM in front of 5185 West County Road 800 South.

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