Police: 2 killed in fatal head-on collision

Second victim, 13, died of injuries in hospital

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. - Indiana State Police investigated a two vehicle head-on crash that occurred Friday morning on State Road 1, which claimed the life of a 45-year-old man and a 13-year-old girl.

State Trooper Gary Gerardot said two cars collided head-on in a curve on SR 1 just north of County Road 72 at 8:30 a.m.

A front seat passenger of one of the vehicles was killed and pronounced dead at the scene by the DeKalb County Coroner’s Office, according to a media release.

Police identified the passenger as Ryan K. Turner, 45, of Butler, Ind.

Turner was wearing his seatbelt at the time, but he did not survive his injuries, a media release said.

A rear-seat passenger in the same car was critically injured and taken to a Fort Wayne hospital in critical condition.

That passenger was identified as Aiyana Mills, 13, and she died as a result of her injuries early Saturday afternoon, police said.

It is not known if she was wearing her seatbelt.

The drivers of both vehicles were taken to a Fort Wayne hospital and their conditions are not known, said a media release.

The results of the investigation are still pending.

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