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16-year old killed in two-vehicle crash

A LaGrange County teenager was killed in a weekend crash.


Marshall County authorities responded to the two-vehicle crash on U.S. 6 near Kenilworth Road in the 3:00 am hour Sunday.  The driver of a pickup lost control and traveled into the path of another vehicle.


An occupant was thrown from the vehicle and into a ditch.  Another vehicle swerved and struck the ejected person.


Martin Bontrager, 16, of Topeka, was killed.


The accident remains under investigation.



Deputies responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash on US 6 east of Kenilworth Road around 3:45 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Marshall County Sheriff's Department.

Officials say that the driver of a pickup truck lost control of the vehicle and was struck by an SUV on the passenger side.

Investigations show that one of the occupants was thrown from the vehicle and into a ditch, where another vehicle swerved off the roadway and struck the victim.

16-year-old Martin Bontrager, of Topeka, died of his injuries.

The accident remains under investigation by the Marshall County Sheriff's Department.