Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
2 high school students were killed in a car crash on their way to Indiana prom
AP

2 high school students were killed in a car crash on their way to Indiana prom

  • 0
2 high school students were killed in a car crash on their way to prom

Two high school students died in a car crash on their way to the prom, Hamilton County sheriff's spokesperson Ryan McClain said.

What was supposed to be a jubilant rite of passage was replaced by grief and tragedy in Indiana on Saturday.

Two high school students died in a car crash on their way to the prom, Hamilton County sheriff's spokesperson Ryan McClain said.

The crash happened around 5:15 p.m. in Arcadia, about 40 miles north of Indianapolis. When officers arrived, both students were found deceased.

The Hamilton Heights School Corporation identified them as Hamilton Heights High School senior Kalen Hart and her prom date, Lendon Byram.

Byram was a student at Cathedral High School, the Indianapolis private school said.

Two other students were in the car with Hart and Byram but suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of another vehicle involved in the crash was also a high school student but declined medical attention, McClain said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. There were no immediate signs that drugs or alcohol were involved, McClain said.

All Hamilton Heights prom activities were canceled due to the news.

"It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we have been informed that two students involved in this accident died from their injuries," HHSC posted on Facebook Saturday evening. "At this time all scheduled prom activities will be canceled."

Grief counselors and support staff are available Sunday for students and their staff, the HHSC said. The school corporation also provided information from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Cathedral High School also had counselors available for grieving students.

"Grief is personal and everyone experiences and processes loss and trauma differently," the HHSC said. "This is an unimaginable loss for these families and our school community."

0
0
0
0
0

Be the first to know

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

  • Updated

DALLAS (AP) — Are the leaders of the National Rifle Association abusing the legal system to duck accountability for their mismanagement? Or are they making a legitimate move to reorganize in the face of an attack from politicians bent on dismantling the powerful gun-rights group?

  • Updated

The Associated Press fact-checked remarks from President Joe Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress and the Republican response. Here's a look at some claims.

  • Updated

SOUTH CAROLINA SEN. TIM SCOTT, in prepared remarks: "This administration inherited a tide that had already turned. The coronavirus is on the run! Thanks to Operation Warp Speed and the Trump administration, our country is flooded with safe and effective vaccines."

  • Updated

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is ending its participation in the federal unemployment program that gives people extra weekly unemployment benefit payments as the state struggles with a worker shortage, Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Tuesday.

  • Updated

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans plan to vote next week to kill key parts of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' state budget proposal, including legalizing medical and recreational marijuana, expanding Medicaid to capture $1.6 billion in federal funding and granting collective bargaining rights to public workers.

  • Updated

BABB, Mont. (AP) — On a cloudy spring day, hundreds lined up in their cars on the Canadian side of the border crossing that separates Alberta and Montana. They had driven for hours and camped out in their vehicles in hopes of receiving the season’s hottest commodity — a COVID-19 vaccine — from a Native American tribe that was giving out its excess doses.

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

News Alerts

Breaking News