DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A 14 year old is dead and two other teenagers are hurt after a crash in DeKalb County Saturday night.
The 14 year old has been identified as Mitchell Stockwell of Auburn. He was a passenger in the front seat of the vehicle involved and died at the scene, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said.
The crash happened around 6:55 p.m. Saturday in the 4500 block of C.R. 59.
The investigation shows a car was traveling northbound on C.R. 59 when it started to run off the road. Police said the 16-year-old driver over corrected and lost control of the vehicle, ran off the road and hit a concrete sign, which caused the car to overturn.
The driver, a boy from Leo, suffered from a collapsed lung and shoulder injury, a release said.
His 15-year-old backseat passenger from Auburn suffered from scratches on the head. Both were taken to the hospital to be checked for their injuries.
Police believe speed was a factor in the crash and said everyone was wearing seat belts.
The crash remains under investigation.