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November 24, 2008

Miami County woman killed in crash

AKRON — A Miami County woman died Monday morning in a single-vehicle crash south of Akron.

About 6:10 a.m., officers from the Indiana State Police, Fulton County Sheriff’s Department and Miami County Sheriff’s Department responded to a crash east of 100E on 1500N.

Preliminary investigation by Senior Trooper Joe Swisher revealed that 51-year-old Donna Crispen of rural Rochester was driving a 2000 Dodge pickup truck eastbound on 1500N. She lost control of the truck and left the south side of the road. The truck then flipped onto the driver’s side. throwing Crispen from the wreckage.

Crispen was pronounced dead at the scene by Miami County Coroner Tom Leedy.

Crispen was not wearing a seat belt, which Swisher believes would have saved her life. The road at the time of the crash was wet with numerous icy patches.

Swisher was assisted at the scene by the Akron Fire Department and Indiana State Police Chaplain Jack Hess.

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