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High school student dies in crash

The crash happened around 6 p.m. on the 3400 block of County Road 26.

Posted: Feb 5, 2018 2:00 PM
Updated: Feb 5, 2018 2:51 PM

WATERLOO, Ind. (WFFT) - A DeKalb High School student is dead and another hospitalized after car crash Sunday.

The crash happened around 6 p.m. on the 3400 block of County Road 26.

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department said Spencer Whan, 17, was driving a pick up eastbound on CR 26.

Whan lost control and started to slide on ice. The truck went off the side of the road and hit a tree on the passenger side.

Lilliana Morrow, 16, was in the passenger seat and died at the scene.

DeKalb Central Schools said Morrow as a sophomore at DeKalb High School.

The district said it is offering resources for students and staff, including grief counseling for the coming days.

Whan, a junior at DeKalb, is still in the hospital.

DeKalb County Sheriff Deputies said speed and weather conditions were factors in the crash.

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