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2 high school students were killed in crash on their way to prom in Indiana – Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri 2021-05-04 13:14:17 –

Hamilton County, Indiana — Two High School Students in Indiana Killed in a crash They were on their way to the prom on Saturday night.

According to Ryan McLean, Deputy Director of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, the two car accidents were reported near Lacy Road and East 281st Street near Arcadia at around 5:15 pm.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Hamilton Heights School Corporation has canceled all scheduled prom activities and counselors will be available at Kokomo’s Elite Banquet Center and Hamilton Heights High School Media Center until 11:00 pm on Saturday. Said.

“We would like to express our deepest condolences to the families of the students affected by this tragedy,” said Derek Arrowwood in a statement. “No one expects this to happen. It makes the whole community sad. Keep these families and our students in your thoughts and prayers.”

McLean said the four students were in the car. Two students, the driver Rendon Byram and the passenger seat passenger Karen Hart, have died. Two high school students were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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A GoFundMe It was started to support Hart’s family.

Byram was a student at Cathedral High School, principal Julie Bartel said in an email to her parents.

Counselors and Faith-Based Community Members “Gather, sad, and pray” at the Cathedral High School soccer field at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Bartel said.

“Leave Rendon’s family and others affected by the accident,” Bartel said.

The drivers of the other cars involved were not injured, McLean said. The agent does not believe that drugs or alcohol are the cause of the accident, but it is being tested, which is the standard procedure for serious accidents.

The crash is under investigation and the identity of the injured has not been revealed.

This story was originally published on WRTV by Andrew Smith. Photographer Mike Japowicz and reporter Nikki De Mentri contributed to the report.



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