The driver, 18 year-old LeAnna Martin, and passenger, 17 year-old Aubrey Whistler, were both killed when Martin's Chevy Cavalier swerved across the center line and hit a Lexus head on. The Cavalier immediately caught on fire.
The Carroll County Coroner declared Martin dead on the scene. Whistler was flown to IU Methodist in Indianapolis where she passed away at 4:11 p.m.
The man in the Lexus, 43 year-old Jeffrey Wittig, was taken to St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette with non-life threatening injuries.
The Carroll County Sheriff, Tony Burns, said the road where the accident happened is known to be dangerous.
"State Road 25 is a bad road. We’ve worked a lot of fatalities on that road," he said. "We worked a head on crash there just around a month ago."
Both girls went to Logansport High School. Martin recently graduated in May and Whistler was a current junior. They were both known for their participation in the school’s art program. Whistler was in the middle of a hallway mural at the time of the accident.
"The loss of a student is probably one of the toughest things for any school community to go through," said Principal Matt Jones.
The cause of the accident is still unknown. Burns said it cannot be determined whether alcohol was a factor until Martin’s toxicology results come in next week.