Bicyclist dies from injuries suffered in crash near Goshen
Posted: 09/11/2013 at 4:35 pm
By: Emily Pfund
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A bicycle lays on the side of C.R. 127 in Goshen. At about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department and Jefferson Township EMS responded to a bicycle that was hit by a car. The cyclist was flown from the scene and later died from his injuries. (Truth Photo By Jon Garcia)
Dale Ewers, 38, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, said Capt. Jim Bradberry of the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.
Ewers was riding his bicycle east on a bike path west of C.R. 127, north of C.R. 28 just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. He started to cross C.R. 127, getting in the path of a sport-utility vehicle driven by Milton Bontrager, 68, of Louisville, Ky., who was driving south.
Ewers was taken to Memorial Hospital with injuries to his head and a fractured left leg. Bontrager was not injured as a result of the crash.
No citations were issued at the scene and the crash is still under investigation, Bradberry said.