Hamilton Heights senior Kalen Hart and her date, Cathedral High School junior Lendon Byram died in a crash on their way to prom Saturday.
ARCADIA, Ind. – The mother of one of two teenagers who died in a crash while on their way to the prom on Saturday has set up a Facebook collection to help pay for funeral and funeral expenses.
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In one day, the Facebook fundraiser exceeded its $ 15,000 goal. Kl. 19 Sunday, 251 friends, family and members of the community had donated to the collection.
The crash happened around noon. 17.15 Saturday. Hamilton Heights School Corporation was scheduled to have the prom on Saturday night. But just before noon. 19 canceled the school prom after receiving news that two high school students, Lendon Byram and Kalen Hart, had died and two other students were injured in a crash on the way to the event.
Hamilton Heights senior Kalen Hart was driving in the front passenger seat and her date, Cathedral High School junior Lendon Byram was driving when the car was t-boned at the intersection of 281st Street and Lacy Road.
Both Hart and Byram died in the crash. Two other passengers were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle refused medical attention.
Cathedral High School held a memorial service on Sunday to “gather, mourn and pray.” Two more vigils will be held late Sunday afternoon for Kalen Hart.