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2 teens dead, 1 critical after Tippecanoe County crash

All three were students at Harrison High School.

Posted: Feb 26, 2020 9:16 AM
Updated: Feb 26, 2020 3:52 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Two teenagers are dead in a Wednesday morning Tippecanoe County crash. 

About 8:15 a.m., deputies were called to Lovetree Lane and 100 North. That's in the far eastern part of the county.

According to Lt. Brian Lowe, a black 2011 Nissan Altima with three people inside was traveling east when it hit a tree. Witnesses said the car was traveling at a high rate of speed. When deputies arrived, two people were inside the car and another was outside.

Capt. Rob Hainje said the two males inside the car were killed. The third male is currently in surgery at IU Health Arnett. 

Tippecanoe County Coroner Donna Avolt said all three were teenagers between 16 and 17-years-old. All three were students at Harrison High School.

Principal Cory Marshall issued the following statement:

"We are heartbroken and saddened to hear about the crash that involved three Harrison students. On behalf of the school we send our deepest condolences to the families involved. The TSC has deployed additional counselors to the schools impacted to help meet the emotional needs of our staff and students. We ask that the community keep the families, staff and students in its thoughts and prayers."

The sheriff's office closed 100 North from 675 East to 775 East to determine what happened. It has since reopened.  

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected in the crash. An autopsy will be performed Thursday. Avolt said identification won't be released until the autopsies are complete. 

 

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