14 year old killed in DeKalb County crash identified

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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.

Picture provided by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department

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.

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