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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.

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