Posted on Mar 06, 2024

Victim of Elkhart County crash identified as Notre Dame student

ELKHART COUNTY, IN - The victim of a car crash in Elkhart County on Saturday afternoon has been identified as a University of Notre Dame student, according to WNDU.

 The young man who died in the wreck was 20-year-old Spencer Vermeule of Cambridge, Massachusetts, a sophomore at the university who was a member of the national championship fencing team.

The Elkhart County Sheriff's Office said Vermeule was driving an Audi on County Road 8 at about 2:15 p.m. when he drove off the road near Songbird Way and collided with a tree, causing the car to overturn.  Vermeule was pronounced dead at the scene.

“We are deeply saddened by Spencer’s tragic death,” said University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. “On behalf of the entire Notre Dame community, I extend our deepest sympathies to the Vermeule family, and offer prayers of comfort and peace to Spencer’s family, friends and all who knew and loved him.”

A memorial mass was held on campus Tuesday night to honor Vermeule, and the university provided grief counseling for students. 

Should any additional information come to light, our Indianapolis car accident lawyer will update this news blog.