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Loved ones remember Indiana Tech students killed in crash

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Two Indiana Tech students were killed in a serious crash on I-69 early Saturday. On Sunday, family and friends identified them as 20-year-old Aaron Porter and 20-year-old Teshan Godwin. 

Aaron and Teshan both died at the scene near exit 311 B for Lima Road. Two other young men in the car were transported to a local hospital, listed in critical and serious condition. 

Jasmine Porter says her younger brother Aaron was a star track athlete. She says he received a scholarship to run for Indiana Tech. Aaron was from Marion, Illinois. Jasmine said he was studying exercise science and was in his third year. 

"Always striving for greatness, that's one thing that he always said was striving for greatness," said Jasmine via phone. 

The family of the other crash victim, Teshan Godwin, says he was a polite, young man who loved playing basketball. Lisa Hernandez is the mother of Teshan's girlfriend. 

"Like I told my daughter, Teshan is always going to have her back now and he's her guardian angel," said Hernandez. 

Teshan was originally from South Bend. Friends say he went to school in Battle Creek, Michigan for his first year and then transferred to Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne his second year. 

Indiana Tech released this statement Saturday morning on Facebook saying:

"The Indiana Tech community is shaken and saddened today by the deaths of two students during a car crash early this morning. We give thanks for both of their lives and the brilliance and vitality they brought to our university. May they rest in peace.

As we move forward as a university, we ask that you keep in your thoughts and prayers the family members and friends of all affected by this tragedy."

The crash remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department F.A.C.T Team and the Allen County Coroners Office. 


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