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Two high school students die in crash on their way to prom

May 1, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Hamilton Heights School Corporation shared the sad news in a message to families on Saturday. All prom activities were canceled.

Hamilton Heights School Corporation shared the sad news in a message to families on Saturday.

But just before 7 p. m. on Saturday the school canceled prom after receiving news that two high school students died and two others who were injured in a crash on their way to the event.

The students have been confirmed by their respective schools as Hamilton Heights senior Kalen Hart and her date, Cathedral High School junior Lendon Byram.

"We are reaching out to share there has been an accident involving Hamilton Heights students on their way to prom," Arrowood said.

Jacob Cook of Arcadia said he and his family were at a house on the southeast side of the intersection Saturday having a celebration of life for a family member who had died.

“As a dad, as a member of the community, as someone who loves where they’re from … something like this, all that matters is just those families … you know, the parents and just losing life way too young," Cook said.

The school corporation had grief counselors and members of its faith-based community at the Elite Banquet Center in Kokomo, where the prom was scheduled to take place, and at the Hamilton Heights High School Media Center.

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