High School Students Killed in Crash on Way to Prom in Indiana
The students were identified as Hamilton Heights High School senior Kalen Hart and her prom date, Lendon Byram, a student at Cathedral High School, according to reports.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own ... due to injuries sustained in a traffic accident yesterday," the Hamilton Heights School Corporation wrote. "This is an unimaginable loss to these families and our school community."
A person driving another car involved in the crash declined medical assistance at the scene, reports said.
All Hamilton Heights prom activities were canceled after the fatal crash. School counselors and support staff were made available to meet with students and their families.
"Grief is personal and everyone experiences and processes loss and trauma differently," HHSC said.
Hart's mother, Jody Bartrom Conaway, shared a fundraiser on Facebook seeking $15,000 to cover funeral and burial expenses.