Earlier this month, a teenager lost her life in a fatal accident after the driver of the car she was riding in lost control of the vehicle and collided head-on with a large utility vehicle. According to one local news source, the deceased teen was in the car with another teen whom she had met online through social media and had just met in person for the first time.
Evidently, the deceased was a passenger in a Ford Focus, and as the teens approached the intersection of Indiana 28 and Langdon Road, the driver of the Ford lost control of the vehicle and crossed over the center line and into oncoming traffic. As the car crossed the road, it struck an American Electric Power Co. bucket truck.
The female passenger was ejected from the vehicle and was shortly afterward pronounced dead by responding emergency workers. The male driver of the Ford, as well as the driver of the bucket truck, were both transported to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie with minor injuries.