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Millersburg man dies from his injuries following crash

Man died the day after being hit by a car.


Posted on June 20, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on June 20, 2013 at 3:57 p.m.

MILLERSBURG — A Millersburg man who was hit by a car while riding his bicycle early Wednesday morning, June 19, has died from his injuries, according to police.

Daniel Yoder, 26, died at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, where he was taken after the collision, according to a report from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department. St. Joseph County Coroner Randy Magdalinski said he died from blunt force trauma to the head.

First responders were called at about 4:44 a.m. Wednesday to C.R. 40, just east of S.R. 13, north of Millersburg.

According to a crash report from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, Jason Johnson, 39, of Middlebury, was driving west on C.R. 40 when he crossed left of the center of the road, striking Yoder head-on.

Yoder was unconscious during transport to the hospital. Johnson was not injured.

According to the report, no citations were issued at the scene. The sheriff’s department’s Crash Investigation Team continues to look into the case.



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