Two Indiana students die in a car accident on their way to the prom

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Two Indiana high school students are killed in a car accident on their way to the prom

  • Kalen Hart, 18, and boyfriend Lendon Byram died after colliding with another vehicle in Arcadia, about 40 miles north of Indianapolis, on Saturday night
  • The couple were on their way to Hart’s end of year party at Hamilton Heights High School at the time
  • Her boyfriend, who was driving at the time, was a junior at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis
  • Two other students sitting in the backseat of the car were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries
  • Police are still investigating the crash, but said it did not initially appear that alcohol or drugs were involved in the wreckage

Two Indiana high school students were killed in a car accident on their way to the prom on the weekend.

Kalen Hart, 18, and her boyfriend Lendon Byram died after colliding with an SUV in Arcadia, about 40 miles north of Indianapolis, on Saturday night.

The couple were on their way to Hart’s end of year party at Hamilton Heights High School at the time.

Her boyfriend, who was driving at the time, was a junior at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis.

Two other students sitting in the backseat of their Honda were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Kalen Hart, 18, and her boyfriend Lendon Byram died after colliding with another vehicle in Arcadia, about 40 miles north of Indianapolis, on Saturday night.  They are pictured above posing for photos before getting into the car

Kalen Hart, 18, and her boyfriend Lendon Byram died after colliding with another vehicle in Arcadia, about 40 miles north of Indianapolis, on Saturday night. They are pictured above posing for photos before getting into the car

The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash was also a high school student, but they refused medical treatment.

Both cars ended up in a meadow as a result of the crash.

Police are still investigating the crash, but said it did not initially appear that alcohol or drugs played a role in the wreckage.

Hart and Byram had been in a relationship since the beginning of the year.

The couple visited Hart’s father and posed together for photos in their prom outfits before heading to her mother’s house.

The crash happened on the way.

Her devastated mother, Jody Bartrom Conaway, wrote on Facebook that she didn’t even see her daughter in her ball gown.

“My 18-year-old daughter and her boyfriend died in a car accident on her way to the prom,” she wrote on Facebook.

Police are still investigating the crash, but said it did not initially appear that alcohol or drugs played a role in the wreckage.  Hart, Byram and two other students were in this Honda at the time

Police are still investigating the crash, but said it did not initially appear that alcohol or drugs played a role in the wreckage. Hart, Byram and two other students were in this Honda at the time

The couple were on their way to Hart's end of year party at Hamilton Heights High School at the time.  She is pictured above trying on her graduation dress

The couple were on their way to Hart’s end of year party at Hamilton Heights High School at the time. She is pictured above trying on her graduation dress

Hart and Byram, pictured together above, had been dating since the beginning of the year

Hart and Byram, pictured together above, had been dating since the beginning of the year

‘I haven’t even seen my daughter in her prom dress. I love you so much, Kalen Rae! I am so proud of the young woman you were becoming. Take it easy, my little girl. ‘

Conaway described her daughter’s boyfriend as “sweet and respectful.”

“I really felt like he was one of the best things that ever happened to Kalen in a while… we will miss him at our house. We will miss him, ”said Conaway WTHR.

Superintendent Derek Arrowood released a statement after the fatal crash saying all prom-related activities would be canceled.

“We share our sincere condolences to the families of the students affected by this tragedy,” Arrowood said.

Nobody expects something like this to happen, and when it does, it makes an entire community mourn. Please keep these families and our students in your thoughts and prayers. ‘

Multiple vigils were held over the weekend for the two teens, and online fundraising sites set up to cover the costs of the funerals have already raised more than $ 20,000.

Several vigils were held for the two teenagers over the weekend

Several vigils were held for the two teenagers over the weekend

Online fundraising sites set up to cover the costs of the funerals have already raised more than $ 20,000

Online fundraising sites set up to cover the costs of the funerals have already raised more than $ 20,000

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