Community reflects on Wells County teen's fatal crash

The northern Wells community is in grief after a junior died in a car crash Wednesday evening. The accident happened on US- 224 just west of the intersection of County Road 300 West.

Posted: Feb 17, 2018 9:32 PM
Updated: Feb 19, 2018 9:14 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Michaela Adam's collision is fresh on everyone's mind as they reflect on that foggy night.

"I was picking up my daughter from youth group, and it was pretty scary. There was a car that passed in front of another car at an intersection and I was afraid they were going to get hit, but that was really hard to see that night," Amanda Alford said.

Those cars didn't crash, but 17 year old Adam's car did.

Once her vehicle left the road, it hit a utility pole.

Adam was found dead at the scene.

Kristin Watkins attends Norwell High School. and said since Adam's passing, nothing is the same.

"Everytime I'd walk in the hallways between classes, there would be at least one or two people crying," Watkins said.

Knowing something so tragic happened to someone she goes to school with saddens her every time she thinks about it.

"The entire atmosphere in school was really depressing."

A lot of people in the community say Michaela Adam will be missed.

The crash is still under investigation.

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