5 hurt in head-on crash on US 421 in Carroll County

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Authorities say five people have been hospitalized after a head-on crash in north central Indiana.

The Carroll County Sheriff's Department says a car driven by 36-year-old Brandon Staggs of Lafayette went left of center and struck another car head-on shortly before noon Monday on U.S. 421 about 65 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

The Lafayette Journal & Courier reports Staggs had internal abdominal injuries and was flown by helicopter to an Indianapolis trauma center. His two children, ages 5 and 7 have been taken by ambulance to a Lafayette hospital, as have two occupants of the other car: 17-year-old driver Seth Hughes of Memphis and 70-year-old passenger Ronald Hobbs of Borden.

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