On Thursday, June 7, 2012, a car crossed the centerline on a rural Elkhart County road and hit two cyclists head-on, killing them both. One died at the scene, the other died hours later in an area hospital from blunt force trauma to his chest. The driver of the car was allegedly high on Methamphetamine. He is currently sitting in jail, awaiting trial on two counts of “causing the death of another person while operating a vehicle, under the influence of a controlled substance”: Class B felonies. He is a resident of Goshen, and faces up to 40 years in prison for the counts. The teens were David Anglemyer, 18, and Daniel Runion, 19, of Goshen. They were best of buddies.
The families are still trying to cope with the losses, both emotional and financial. A benefit is being held at Hansen’s Holiday Skating Rink, 28736 CR 20, Elkhart, IN on Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Proceeds will help the boy’s families raise the money needed to cover funeral costs and other additional expenses. Daniel was an avid roller skater, and according to Christie, his sister, the skating rink was his “fav place in the world”.
For more information, go to the Daniel and Davids Memorial Fund
Information for this post was from the Elkhart Truth, South Bend Tribune, and the Runion family.