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Indiana in Brief

Sunday, August 12, 2012

* Several hurt in coach crash at Ind. State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Authorities say several people have been hurt after a stagecoach overturned at the Indiana State Fair.

Fair spokesman Andy Klotz says five people were transported to Methodist Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the accident Sunday afternoon.

WISH-TV quotes Indiana State Police as saying there are no serious injuries.

The accident involved a six-horse coach making a figure-eight movement inside a ring inside the Pepsi Coliseum.

WISH says the coach was carrying four judges, a fair princess and the fair queen.

People in the stands rushed to the floor of the arena to help the injured.

The accident occurred the day before the one-year anniversary of a stage collapse at the fair that killed seven people and injured dozens of other people.

* Nancy Hamilton, wife of congressman, dies in crash

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Bloomington police say the wife of former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton has died after being run over by her own car.

Police said 82-year-old Nancy Hamilton had arrived with a pet for a veterinary visit Saturday afternoon but her car was not set in the parking gear and it rolled over her as she walked behind the vehicle.

Monroe County Coroner Nicole Meyer tells The Herald-Times that Nancy Hamilton suffered head and chest injuries.

Police Capt. Joe Qualters confirmed her death in an email message to The Associated Press.

Lee Hamilton represented southern Indiana in Congress for more than 30 years and was vice chairman on the 9/11 commission. He joined Indiana University in 1999 to create its Center on Congress.

He remains the center's director.

*2 dead in S. Bend shooting; police shoot suspect

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- A shootout on South Bend's west side has left two persons dead and a third person injured after being shot by police.

South Bend Police Division Chief Gary Horvath tells WSBT-TV that one victim was found outside a home, and Metro Homicide Commander Tim Corbett tells the station a second victim was found in an alley next door.

When police responded to the shootings Sunday morning, a gunman opened on officers, who returned fire, striking the suspect. The gunman was taken to a hospital for surgery.

Residents of the neighborhood were asked to stay inside their homes while police blocked off the area.

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