Heritage Jr./Sr. High School mourning loss of student killed in Monroeville crash

A second student, a passenger in the van, remains hospitalized
Published: Sep. 19, 2023 at 11:57 AM EDT
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MONROEVILLE, Ind. (WPTA) - The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified the person who was killed Monday evening in a Monroeville crash as a 17-year-old high school student.

Officers were called about a crash just after 6 p.m. Monday on Houk Road, near Heritage Junior/Senior High School. Police say the van was headed north when it hit a utility pole and rolled. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and his passenger, also a teenage boy, was airlifted to a local hospital in critical condition.

The coroner identified the driver as 17-year-old Aiden I. Mart. His death has been ruled an accident.

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department confirms the passenger remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition.

Both of the boys were 12th-grade students at Heritage, school leaders say. Heritage Principal Rebecca Christensen shared the following statement with families Monday evening:

East Allen County Schools Public Information Officer Tamyra Kelly sent a statement to 21Alive News, asking that the community keep the families in their thoughts and prayers.

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