ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — A senior at Heritage High School died after the van he was driving hit a utility pole early Monday evening in southeast Allen County. A passenger, also a teen, suffered serious injuries in the crash.

On Tuesday, the Allen County Coroner identified the teen who died as 17-year-old Aiden Mart.

Just before 6:13 p.m., emergency responders were called to the crash on Houk Road, north of Monroeville Road, according to the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.

The preliminary investigation determined that the van was traveling northbound on Houk Road when it left the roadway, hit a utility pole, and rolled into a ditch. The crash happened one mile north of Heritage Junior/Senior High School.

Aiden was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner determined his death was caused by multiple blunt impact injuries, and his death was ruled an accident.

The passenger, also a male teen, was flown to an area hospital in critical condition.

The crash took down powerlines, which made rescue efforts more difficult.

Aiden was on the Heritage wrestling team. The school’s homecoming football game is scheduled for this Friday.

The East Allen County School district is saddened by a tragic event that happened last evening.  There was a car accident and one of our Heritage High 12th grade students passed away and another was hospitalized with injuries. This tragedy affects our school and our entire community. We will have counselors and clergy available to support students and staff and they will remain in place as long as needed. At this time, we ask that the entire community keep the families in thoughts and prayers.

East Allen County Schools

This is a continuing investigation. WANE 15 will provide updates as they are available.