By Dan Spalding
AKRON – A multi-sport athlete from Tippecanoe Valley High School died Monday from injuries sustained in a traffic accident Saturday, May 15.
Brendyn Ryan Stump, 16, of Akron, died Monday in a Fort Wayne hospital.
Stump was critically injured when the Ford Fusion he was driving slammed into a utility pole along SR 14 at the Packerton Road intersection. It appeared he was headed east on SR 14 when his car left the road and struck the pole.
He had been listed in critical condition, according to a statement released by the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s office.
The accident happened at about 6:45 p.m.
Word of his death was conveyed to coaches and student-athletes shortly before 6 p.m. Monday and then began circulating on social media.