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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.

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Earlier this month in St. John, one man was killed in a single-vehicle accident that investigators say was likely caused due to the foggy conditions on the road at the time of the accident. According to one local news report, the fatal accident occurred on U.S. 231 near Park Place early on a Wednesday morning. The vehicle involved was a Ford F-150.

Evidently, the truck driver was heading westbound on U.S. 231 when suddenly the truck veered across several lanes of traffic and drove off the road. Prior to coming to a stop, however, the truck continued to roll several times. As the vehicle was rolling, the driver was ejected and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The cause of death was listed as blunt force trauma to the head, and the manner of death was listed as an accident.

Police were quick to note that, while no one witnessed the accident, they believe that the foggy conditions on U.S. 231 that day contributed significantly to the accident. With that said, an accident reconstruction team is in the midst of an investigation, and there may be additional factors soon to be determined.

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