Indiana Bicyclist Dies After Collision with Semi


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GOSHEN, IN. – An Indiana bicyclist who was struck by a semi on State Road 119 last week has died. 

Carl Prince, 34, of Goshen, succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday after being airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend with severe head injuries. The crash occurred around 5:40 a.m. on Thursday, April 13, near County Road 13.

According to police, the driver of the semi at the time failed to notice the reflectors on Prince’s bicycle and struck him from behind. Despite efforts to save his life, Prince’s injuries proved fatal.

The driver of the semi, an unidentified 58-year-old Elkhart man, did not sustain any injuries in the crash. The roadway was temporarily closed to facilitate the investigation and provide medical care to Prince.

The Elkhart County Crash Investigation team is continuing to investigate the incident. This tragic event serves as a somber reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for all road users to be vigilant and cautious to prevent such accidents.


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