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19-year-old driver killed, Avon and Anderson teens injured in Randolph County crash

It happened Sunday evening on County Road 100 North at South Plum Street.

RANDOLPH COUNTY, Indiana — The Randolph County Sheriff's Department is investigating a crash that killed one person and left teenagers from Avon and Anderson injured.

The crash happened around 8:40 p.m. Sunday night on County Road 100 North at South Plum Street.

A preliminary investigation seems to show a 2010 Silver Honda Civic didn't stop at the stop sign at the intersection of County Road 100 North and State Road 32. Police claim the car hit the hump in the intersection and that, combined with speed, sent the car several feet into the air. 

When it landed, police believe the driver lost control of the car. Police said the car went off the road and rolled, went airborne again and flipped before coming to rest in a ditch.

Two backseat passengers were ejected. A 19-year-old male and 16-year-old female, both from Anderson, were taken to the hospital. Police did not provide an update on their conditions.

The front seat passenger, an 18-year-old from Avon, was taken to the hospital and then flown by helicopter to Indianapolis for treatment. 

The driver, later identified as 19-year-old Wesley M. Burkhart, of Muncie, was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Police said none of the four were wearing their seatbelts. 

The crash remains under investigation.

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