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2 Indiana high school students killed in a crash on the way to prom

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This Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 photo provided by the Oregon State Police shows the scene of a fatal car crash outside Burns, Ore. The collision in rural Oregon that killed eight people happened when the driver of one SUV crossed the centerline and crashed into another SUV carrying seven people. All the victims died at the scene. (Oregon State Police via AP)

A night of celebration turned into a fatal car accident, two high school students in Indiana were killed in a crash while on their way to prom Saturday evening.

The two-car crash was reported around 5:15 p.m. near Lacy Road and East 281st Street near Arcadia, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ryan McClain said.

In a statement posted on Facebook, the Hamilton Heights High School Corporation said all scheduled prom activities were cancelled and counselors would be available at the Elite Banquet Center in Kokomo and at Hamilton Heights High School Media Center until 11 p.m. Saturday.

Posted by Hamilton Heights School Corporation on Saturday, May 1, 2021

The students were in a car with four other people, McClain said. Two students, Lendon Byram, the driver, and Kalen Hart, the front seat passenger, died.

Please keep Lendon’s family and others impacted by this accident in your thoughts and prayers,” Barthel said.

Two high school-aged students were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation and identities of those injured haven’t been released.

Byram was a student at Cathedral High School.

The driver of the other car involved wasn’t injured, McClain said.

A GoFundMe was started to help Hart’s family.