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Teen dies after car flips over in White River

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Tyler Ross, arrested Wed. after Jackson Co. fatal crash Tyler Ross, arrested Wed. after Jackson Co. fatal crash

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A teenager is arrested after another teen is killed when their car flips over into the White River west of Seymour, Indiana.

The crash happened in Jackson County, near the Shieldstown crossing of the White River, about seven miles west of Seymour.

18-year-old Tyler Ross of Seymour has been arrested on charges of reckless homicide and operating a vehicle without a license.

Ross and a 19 year old managed to escape the car through broken windows and call 911.

Divers were called shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday after the car left the road and went into the river.

When the vehicle was pulled out, 17-year old Brooke Hawn of Seymour was found dead inside.

Ross is expected to appear Thursday in Jackson County Circuit Court.  He was beingh held on $10,500 bond, a jail officer said.

EARLIER STORY:

A teenager from Seymour, Ind., died Wednesday after the car in which she was riding flipped over in the White River in Jackson County. 

Officers found Brooke Hawn, 17, Seymour, dead in the car, Indiana DNR spokesman Ofc. Jim Schreck said in a news release.

The accident occurred just after 5 p.m. on County Road 250E near Shieldstown.  That's between Seymour and Brownstown and north of U.S. 50.

Two men, ages 18 and 19 of Seymour, were able to escape the car through broken windows and call 911 after the car left the road and "inverted" in the river, the release said.

Divers responded quickly to the scene; a wrecker pulled the vehicle from the river.

An autopsy was planned to determine Brooke Hawn's cause of death, the release said.

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