Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

Rockford man, 31, dies from injuries

By Leslie Gartrell
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP - A Rockford man involved in a two-vehicle crash on Frahm Pike and State Route 118 on Jan. 16 has died.
Joseph Steiner, 31, died on Jan. 25 after spending 10 days in an intensive care unit, according to his obituary.
Joseph Beckner, 36, Bradford, was driving a 1990 Dodge pickup truck pulling a trailer eastbound on Frahm Pike on Jan. 16 when he reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign and struck Steiner, who was reportedly traveling northbound on State Route 118 in a 2023 Hyundai sedan.
Both were transported to Mercer County Community Hospital by Celina and Rockford Emergency Medical Services. Steiner was later transported to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton by medical helicopter.
Steiner graduated from Ohio State University Lima with an associate's degree in art and a minor in mythology, according to his obituary. From a young age, he spent his free time creating fantastical universes for table top gaming which he would share with his friends and his wife.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Fox Steiner, daughter of Mike and Nikki (Sapp) Fox, Rockford, and his parents.
There are no services planned per his final wishes, according to the obituary.
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