Sheriff: Weather a factor in crash that killed 17-year-old

A person died in a crash in Delaware County Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. (Provided Photo/Delaware County Sheriff's Office)

DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — Slushy road conditions played a role in a crash that left a 17-year-old girl dead Saturday afternoon in Delaware County.

The Delaware County sheriff says the crash happened around 2 p.m. on State Road 28 near Langdon Road.

An 18-year-old male driver of a Ford Focus was headed east on State Road 28 when he lost control and hit a westbound American Electric Power truck, according to the sheriff.

A 17-year-old female passenger, identified as Allie McKim of Modoc, was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.

The car driver, identified as Michael Berry of Marion, was treated and released from the hospital.

The sheriff says the two teens had corresponded on the Internet and were meeting for the first time. McKim’s parents were aware of her location.

The truck driver, 23-year-old Anthony Heagy of Marion, was not hurt.

The sheriff says poor road conditions due to the snow were a factor in the crash.

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