Teen Driver Killed in Accident, Another Teen Critically Injured
Thursday, February 25, 2021
ORLAND, IN - On Thursday, February 25, 2021 at approximately 5:23 PM the Steuben County Sheriff's Office responded to a crash on CR 675 W approximately 1/2 mile south of SR 120 located in Millgrove Township in Steuben County, Indiana.
Upon arrival deputies located a red 2012 Lexus IS2. The Sheriff's Office determined the vehicle had been southbound on CR 675 W at a high rate of speed. The driver of the vehicle, believed to be a 16-year-old male, lost control after going over a small hill in the roadway. The vehicle crossed the northbound lane, then traveled off the roadway striking a tree nearly head-on. The vehicle split in two, causing the driver and a 14-year-old male passenger to be ejected.
The 16-year old male was pronounced dead at the scene by the Steuben County Coroner. The 14-year-old male was transported by Samaritan helicopter to Parkview Regional Medical Center, and is in critically stable condition.
It is unknown at this time whether seat belts were in use, the airbags did deploy. The roadway was clear and dry at the time of the crash.
The crash remains under investigation by the Steuben County Sheriff's Office and the names of the driver and passenger are being withheld pending notification of the family.
The Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Orland Fire Rescue, Steuben County EMS, Samaritan Helicopter and the Angola Police Department.
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