Car crashing into a tree turns fatal

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office says they received a report of a single-car crash on CR 108 at 8:36 p.m. on Thursday that killed a passenger and sent the driver and another passenger to the hospital.

Police say the vehicle was traveling east on CR 108, one mile east of the city limits of Bristol, before veering off the north side of the road and striking a tree.

The passenger, 17-year-old Juan Avalos Jr. of Elkhart, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, police say.

Police say the driver and the other passenger were transported by ambulance to Elkhart General Hospital for injuries.

The extent of their injuries is currently unknown.

This crash is still under investigation.

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