95-year-old driver dies following crash
ELKHART COUNTY, Ind.—A 95-year-old Topeka man died on October 29 following a crash in Elkhart County days prior.
Joseph Ryder, 95, of Topeka, was pronounced deceased around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday at a local hospital.
Ryder sustained injuries in a crash on SR 13 and CR 36 on the morning of October 27.
According to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office, Ryder, who was driving a Toyota Highlander, disregarded a stop sign and collided with another vehicle, a Dodge Grand Caravan driven by a 66-year-old man from Millersburg who had three passengers in the car.
Ryder’s vehicle left the road, overturned and collided with a fence, police said.
The Grand Caravan left the road and collided with a utility pole and a fence.
Seat belts were worn by both drivers at the time of the crash, according to police.
There were no passengers in Ryder’s vehicle at the time of the crash.