Winamac community mourning student killed in bus crash
WINAMAC, Ind. -- The Winamac community is mourning the death of a teenager who was killed in a bus crash on US 31 near Argos Wednesday morning.
One male student died at the scene and 14-year-old Zane Bell was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend.
Some businesses in Winamac closed for the day after the tragedy.
“Winamac it’s a great little, tight knit community. Everybody knows everybody," Zeke Vasquez said. “It struck everybody pretty hard today.”
Vasquez closed his restaurant when he heard the news.
“When she told me I shut down the restaurant," Vasquez said.
Residents in the tight-knit community are just coming to grips with the tragedy.
“This stuff happens all the time every day, but when you’re in a small community like this, it hits everybody just because everyone knows who that kid is," Vasquez said. “Hopefully everybody will get a little closer after this.”