One dead, one in critical condition after car crash in Monroeville

Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 7:36 PM EDT
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MONROEVILLE, Ind. (WPTA) - Police say one person is dead and another is in critical condition after a crash in Monroeville just after 6 p.m. Monday.

The crash happened on Houk Road near Heritage High School.

Police say the van was driving northbound when it hit a utility pole and rolled.

Police say the driver and passenger of the van were both teenage boys. The passenger, who is in critical condition, was airlifted to a local hospital. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

As a result of the crash, police say powerlines were knocked down. Firefighters and the power company, Paulding Putnam Electric, were out resolving that issue.