Teen killed in Elkhart County crash, two others injured

Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 12:18 AM EDT
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ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - A 17-year-old from Elkhart is dead and two other teens are in the hospital after a car crash in Elkhart County.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. Thursday night.

The driver, 18-year-old Ruby Barcenas of Elkhart, was going east on CR 108 E near Bristol when it left the road and struck a tree.

The passenger in the front seat, 17-year-old Juan Avalos, Jr., was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police say he was not wearing a seatbelt.

Barcenas neck and hip injuries.

The backseat passenger, 18-year-old Alan Gomez of Goshen, suffered a head injury.

The crash is still under investigation.

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