Topeka man dies of injuries from Sunday crash

MILLERSBURG — A 95-year-old Topeka man died Tuesday night, two days after he was injured in a vehicle crash in Elkhart County.

According to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office, Joseph Ryder was driving east on C.R. 36 at 11:08 a.m. Sunday when he disregarded the stop sign at the intersection with S.R. 13 and collided with a car being driven north by 66-year-old William Yoder of Millersburg.

Both cars drove off the roadway. Ryder’s Toyota Highlander overturned and collided with a fence while Yoder’s Dodge Caravan collided with a utility pole and a fence, according to police.

At the scene, police said Ryder suffered chest and neck injuries, and Yoder had neck injuries. 

Ryder died from his injuries around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview Regional Hospital, police said.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.