Two Indiana High School students died in a car crash on their way to prom night
All prom-related activities are cancelled at an Indiana high schools following the death of two students in a car crash that happened when the two were driving to prom on Saturday night, according to the reports.
The accident happened when Lendon Byram, a senior at Hamilton heights, and his girlfriend, Kalen Hart, a junior at Cathedral High School, were on their way to the Hamilton Heights High School senior prom night together with other students in Hamilton County.
Two Indiana high school students were killed in a car crash while driving to the prom. https://t.co/4AmKtEydPB— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) May 2, 2021
An Indiana high school prom was canceled over the weekend after two students died on the way to the dance in a car crash with another teen that was headed there. >> https://t.co/0m3uXbCOPq— wtoc11 (@WTOC11) May 3, 2021
The vehicle with the students collided with an SUV near 281st Street and Lacy Road. The other students were hospitalized with no life-threatening injuries, reports said.
“My 18 year old daughter, along with her boyfriend, were killed in an automobile accident on her way to prom,” Hart’s devastated mother, Jody Bartrom Conaway, wrote on Facebook.
AWFUL NEWS: According to police, all deceased and injured were traveling within the same vehicle on their way to Hamilton Heights High School prom when the accident occurred.https://t.co/izGFnT9cUH— FOX 46 Charlotte (@FOX46News) May 2, 2021
Police don’t suspect any alcohol or drugs as a factor led to the crash. The investigation is ongoing.
“Our hearts just break with the families, and we want to support,” Derek Arrowood, High School superintendent, told WGN9. “We want to love and care for the kids that are here but also for those families that were impacted.
“In a school this size, everybody’s impacted and in a community this tight knit, everybody’s impacted,” said Arrowood.https://t.co/jQdkllKMuc— WDTN (@WDTN) May 2, 2021
The driver of the SUV refused the medical assistance at the scene.