UPDATE: East Central HS Student Killed In SR 1 Crash

Black ice is cited as a factor in a deadly crash in Dearborn County Thursday morning.

Update published at 11:00 a.m.:

An East Central High School student died in a Thursday morning crash attributed to black ice on State Road 1.

Dearborn County Sheriff Shane McHenry says the student was killed in the single-vehicle accident involving a pickup truck on S.R. 1 at Whitaker Lane.

The victim’s name has not been released.

“Slick roads (ice) is initially believed to be a contributing factor.  We had several accidents in a short amount of time this morning,” McHenry said.

The sheriff said extra officers are being sent to the high school to offer support.


Original story published at 8:50 a.m.:

(Dearborn County, Ind.) - The Dearborn County Coroner's Office is responding to the scene of a deadly crash on State Road 1.

A person was reported to be trapped and unconscious in a crash on SR 1 at Whitaker Lane, near the Tanner Valley United Methodist Church, at around 7:30 a.m.

The wreck was among several which local police, fire, and EMS had to respond to on State Road 1 between Greendale and Dover Thursday morning. Water run-off from Wednesday's heavy rains turned to black ice Thursday morning as temperatures dropped below freezing.

SR 1 is currently open at the fatal crash scene at Whitaker Lane, but could close once a wrecker arrives to tow away the vehicle.

The Dearborn County Sheriff's Department is investigating the fatal crash, dispatchers said.

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