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September 10, 2012

UPDATE: Vehicle crashes into Steak 'N Shake, two injured

GOSHEN — A vehicle crashed into Steak ’N Shake, 4025 Elkhart Road, Goshen, Monday morning. Two people were subsequently taken to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.

The collision occurred at 8:35 a.m. A 1996 Ford Explorer driven by Bryan E. Yoder, 52, 61339 C.R. 17, Goshen, was at the ATM at Lake City Bank, 4202 Elkhart Road, facing south east. Goshen police said that for reasons unknown, the vehicle accelerated over the curb.

Yoder’s vehicle ran over a tree and continued through a parking lot before striking the Steak ’N Shake building.

Employee Dwana Hershberger, 44, Elkhart, was in an office inside Steak ’N Shake when the crash occurred. Several boxes and shelves fell on Hershberger, who suffered back pain and trouble breathing.

Both Yoder and Hershberger were transported to IU Health.

Goshen Fire Department Battalion Chief Rick Kauffman said Monday’s incident marked the third time a vehicle has crashed into the Elkhart Road Steak ’N Shake. There were seven employees and two customers inside the restaurant during the Monday collision.


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