Indiana football player dies in crash

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BOURBON, Ind. (WISH) — A elder lineman from Triton Junior-Senior High School died Saturday greeting successful a clang adjacent Markle successful Wells County, according to the schoolhouse territory and the Wells County Sheriff’s Department.

Cameron Fairchild died successful the crash, the Triton School Corp. announced Saturday connected societal media.

“School personnel, counselors, and clergy are astatine the schoolhouse for those who whitethorn request a harmless abstraction to talk with idiosyncratic oregon grieve,” the bluish Indiana schoolhouse territory said Saturday successful a societal media post. “We inquire that you assistance Cameron’s household up successful supplication arsenic we bash our champion to enactment them, our pupil body, and unit done this hard time.”

The school’s main said Sunday that clergy and counselors volition again beryllium disposable astatine the schoolhouse connected Monday. He besides said upcoming homecoming and Spirit Week activities volition beryllium rescheduled.

Wells County Sheriff’s Department said Fairchild was southbound astir 11:30 a.m. Saturday connected State Road 116 adjacent County Road 400 West, which is astir a mile southeast of the municipality of Markle. Driving a achromatic 2008 Honda Civic car, Fairchild attempted to walk a conveyance successful a “no passing” zone. He mislaid power portion trying to merge backmost into his lane of travel. The Civic collided head-on with a achromatic 2012 Jeep Liberty sport-utility conveyance operated by Lisa Calhoun, 58, of Argos. Calhoun was airlifted to Lutheran Hospital successful Fort Wayne. A rider successful Calhoun’s SUV, Carol Thomas, 68, of Markle, was taken to Lutheran Hospital.

Saturday’s clang came astir 4 years aft different Triton Trojan shot subordinate was killed successful a crash. Cameron Scarberry, 16, died successful a crash astir 1 p.m. Sept. 17, 2017, connected Kosciusko County Road 650 North adjacent 700 West. Scarberry was a inferior starter connected the shot team.

This communicative has been updated with caller information.

Message from principal

“This telephone is to pass you of a tragic lawsuit that is presently impacting Triton School Corporation. Cameron Fairchild, elder astatine Triton Jr. Sr. High School was progressive successful a fatal car clang Saturday afternoon. During this hard time, Triton School Corporation volition bash our champion to spot students and unit done this tragedy. At schoolhouse connected Monday, counselors and section clergy volition beryllium connected manus astatine Triton Jr. Sr. High School to supply enactment for our grieving students and staff. As needed, students volition person the accidental connected Monday to spell to the auditorium to stitchery with friends and talk with idiosyncratic to assistance them done this hard time. We bash not privation students arriving astatine schoolhouse amazed by this news, truthful delight instrumentality clip to speech to your children. I would besides inquire that you pass your children that Homecoming and Spirit Week arsenic been postponed astatine this time. We volition reschedule Spirit Days and Homecoming events for a aboriginal week. If you person questions, delight scope retired to 574-342-6505.

“Please support our students, unit and Cameron’s household successful your thoughts and prayers.”

Message sent Sunday day by Nate McKeand, main astatine Triton Junior-Senior High School

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