Topeka Man Killed In Bicycle-Car Crash
Thursday, May 16, 2019

(LIGONIER) - An allegedly drunk driver struck and killed a Topeka man who was riding a bicycle near Ligonier Tuesday night.

At 9:35 PM police received a report that a vehicle had struck a bicyclist near 9679 West County Road 1200 North in Noble County. The bicyclist, 23 year old Richard Miller, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, 24 year old Faron Yoder of Ligonier, continued down the road a short distance before leaving the road and striking a utility pole head on.

Yoder was transported to Parkview LaGrange Hospital because he was unresponsive following the crash. He suffered no apparent injuries and was later taken to the Noble County Jail on a preliminary charge of operating while intoxicated causing death.