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Woman out of hospital after wagon-SUV crash

The woman injured after a car hit a horse-drawn cart is out of the hospital, but her daughter's condition is unclear.

Posted on Sept. 9, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Sept. 9, 2013 at 4:56 p.m.

A woman injured in the Friday, Sept. 6, crash of a sport-utility vehicle and a horse-drawn wagon is out of the hospital.

The fate of her daughter is unclear.

Linda Yoder, 29, and her daughter Janell Yoder, 5, both of Middlebury, were thrown from the wagon they were traveling in Friday after it was hit by an SUV operated by Janet Dabney. The elder Yoder was taken to Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital after reporting head and lower back pain, and a hospital official said Monday she had been released.

Janell’s condition wasn’t clear, however. Representatives at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, where she was initially transported, said she was in serious condition Friday but reported no one under her name in the facility as of Monday. The girl suffered “possible life-threatening injuries,” according to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department report on the crash.

Without offering specifics, a Parkview rep said the absence of public records on a patient can mean they’ve asked that they be kept private, among other things.

The wagon-SUV crash occurred on C.R. 22, just east of C.R. 31, about three miles southwest of Middlebury. Dabney, of Goshen, said she couldn’t see the wagon because of glare from the sun and rear-ended the cart.


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