Niles man dies in Granger crash

Published 7:15 pm Monday, October 23, 2023

GRANGER, Ind. — A Niles man died Saturday after a vehicle went airborne over a roundabout in Granger over the weekend, according to the St. Joseph County Police Department.

According to police, the crash happened at approximately 1:45 a.m. Saturday at the roundabout at Brick Road and Fir Road. The vehicle was heading east on Brick when it went up and airborne over the roundabout and landed in a yard before it stopped in a driveway of a home in the 52000 block of Fir.

The driver, identified Monday as Ryan A. Stroud, 38, of Niles, was the only person inside the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Investigators are still awaiting full toxicology reports but initial indications are excessive speed, alcohol and limited visibility due to fog and darkness played a role in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by  St. Joseph County Police Department investigators.