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Bicyclist killed by intoxicated driver in Noble County

LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — A 23-year-old bicyclist was killed in Noble County by a driver, who the sheriff’s department says was intoxicated at the time of the accident Tuesday night.

Just after 9:30 pm, sheriff’s deputies in LaGrange County were called out to the scene of a car accident near the 9600 block of West County Road 1200 North in Ligonier.

When deputies arrived they found 23-year-old Richard Miller of Topeka dead at the scene.

According to the Noble County Sheriff’s Office, Miller was riding his bike, when he was hit by 24-year-old Faron Yoder, who was driving a 2017 Nissan Altima. After striking Miller with his car, Yoder then allegedly continued down the road before running into a utility pole, which brought his vehicle to a halt.

Yoder, who is from Ligonier, was taken to the hospital after the accident because deputies claimed he was unresponsive due to his level of intoxication. The sheriff’s office says Yoder’s hospitalization had nothing to do with injuries sustained during the accident.

After his release from the hospital, Yoder was transported to the Noble County Jail, where he’s currently facing charges relating to operating while intoxicated causing death.

Adam Shear

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