DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — A teenager died and two other teens were injured after a crash Saturday evening in DeKalb County.
A vehicle was traveling northbound on County Road 23 just north of County Road 50 Saturday at 6:12 p.m. when the driver attempted to pass in a no-passing zone coming to a curve. The vehicle left the road and struck a tree, according to police.
Fire and Emergency Response Teams attempted life-saving measures on the 15-year-old front-seat passenger, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. The teen was later identified as Sanad Abdullah Abu Saleh, a student at East Noble High School.
The driver was later identified as 18-year-old Ameer Yasser Ahmed. Ahmed and a 16-year-old passenger, Thabit Saleh Thabit Yahya, were taken to a nearby hospital for general injuries.
East Noble School Corporation shared a statement on the loss of the student:
It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we share the devastating news of the passing of one of our East Noble High School students, Sanad Abu Saleh, who was a valued member of our school community. During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and loved ones. We extend our deepest condolences and offer our support in any way that we can. Grief counselors and support services are available to students and staff who may need assistance in coping with this loss. The East Noble School Corporation staff will work diligently to provide the necessary support and guidance to help our students through the grieving process.Dr. Teresa Gremaux, East Noble School Corporation Superintendent
The crash is still under investigation.