According to a press release provided by The Clay County Sheriff's Department, the victim of a single vehicle accident late Thursday evening was identified as a 15-year-old Northview High School student.
At approximately 8:53 p.m., CCSD officials were notified of the accident, which took place close to 700-feet south of County Road 1000 North on Kennedy's Crossing Road.
Upon arrival, officials discovered one of the passengers in the accident was unresponsive.
The passenger in the vehicle, later identified as 15-year-old Halie Hite, was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital by TransCare. She was later pronounced dead shortly after 10:30 p.m., by Clay County Coroner Joel Reinoehl, due to injuries sustained in the accident.
According to the press release, the driver of the vehicle, Cameron Sanders, 18, Brazil, told officials he was traveling north on Kennedy's Crossing and lost control of the vehicle, eventually running off the road and striking a tree on the driver side.
Sanders sustained minor injuries and was released from St. Vincent Clay Hospital early Friday morning.
The accident is still under investigation, according to CCSD officials.
Also responding to the accident were the Dick Johnson Township Volunteer Fire Department and Clay County Search and Rescue.
In a press release provided by the Clay Community School Corporation, administration received word of the accident late Thursday evening.
Students at both Northview and North Clay Middle School were given the opportunity for grief counseling throughout the day Friday from school guidance counselors. In addition, local clergy were on hand at both schools.
As a result of the accident, the Northview football home game has been rescheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday.