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WDRB obtains 911 calls from fatal White River crash

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- We're hearing the 911 call made moments after a teenager crashed a car into a river, killing his passenger.

Family members say 16-year-old Brooke Hawn let her friend, 18-year-old Tyler Ross, drive her car Wednesday.

Police say Ross was speeding when he crashed into the White River near Seymour, Ind. Ross and another man escaped by smashing the windows and swimming to shore.

They ran to a nearby house for help.

The coroner says Brooke drowned and showed signs of trauma and hypothermia.

Tyler Ross is charged with reckless homicide and operating a vehicle without a license.

Police say Ross has never had a driver's license.

The 911 calls paint a dramatic picture:

"He said he couldn't get the girl out of the car -- he says she's underwater!" the caller says at one point.

"Medic 3, they're advising that the vehicle is underwater," states the dispatcher.

Stay with WDRB News. We'll update you on this story as it develops.

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