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Free Press editor, daughter badly injured in wreck

Hillsboro residents Laura Fowler Paulus, 43, and her daughter, Emily Paulus, 16, were both taken to Wesley Medical Center at 2:52 p.m. Dec. 15 after another car crossed the median of I-135 and collided head-on with their 2011 Ford Flex.

Emily Paulus was driving southbound near Park City when a 2000 Buick Century driven northbound by Travis Smith, 41, Newton, crossed into the median and was northbound in the southbound lane.

After colliding, the Buick came to rest in the west ditch.

Smith died at the scene.

Laura Paulus is editor of the Hillsboro Free Press. According to the Tuesday edition of the Free Press, the family said Laura was no longer in intensive care and Emily also was recovering from her injuries.

Last modified Dec. 24, 2020