Sturgis man dies following head-on crash

A 47-year-old Sturgis man died following a two-vehicle accident Dec. 20 in LaGrange County.
The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department said Hugo Fernandez died at the scene after the car he was driving was struck head-on by a vehicle on State Road 9, just south of Howe.
Sheriff’s investigators said 44-year-old Christopher Yoder of Sturgis was traveling south on State Road 9 when he lost control of his Dodge Durango on an ice-covered bridge over the Pigeon River.
Yoder’s vehicle went into the northbound lane and collided with the Pontiac Grand Am driven by Fernandez.
Yoder, his wife and their juvenile son were treated at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

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