One teen killed, one injured in southern Indiana hit and run

BEDFORD, Ind. (WDRB) -- A southern Indiana teenager is dead and another injured after a hit and run outside Leesville, Indiana.

Noah Brown, 14, and his passenger Kassie Yoskovich, 16, were traveling on a moped down George Johnson Road in Guthrie Township Friday evening when they were struck by an oncoming car.

Authorities say the teens were traveling southbound around a tight turn when a car traveling northbound came around the turn and hit them. The teens were thrown from the motorized bike, as the driver fled the scene.

An accident report says most of Brown's injuries were to his leg. He was airlifted to Riley Hospital in Indianapolis where he is currently receiving care. He was wearing a helmet.

The report says Yoskovich was not wearing a helmet. The extent of her injuries were to her head. After attempts at CPR by first responders, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says they have located a "vehicle of interest" and currently have the car in their possession. An arrest, however, has not been made.

Sheriff Sam Craig said detectives worked through the night collecting evidence and will continue to do so.

Entering the city of Medora where Brown and Yoskovich lived, a small church gathers for a game of corn hole, and time to remember their friend.

"She was an amazing girl, she always found a way to lift everybody up, talk to everybody, kept everybody going," said Haley Hall, who has known Yoskovich since fourth grade and was devastated to hear the news. "I just hope that they find them because this isn't something that should happen to a 16-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy they were too young."

The Medora High School students were at the church Saturday, trying to find strength and courage in their shared faith. The assistant pastor said she has been offering lots of assistance to community youth in this time of tragedy. "We've all been fighting back tears today just thinking about it, trying to imagine it, and just how cruel it really was," said Pamela Breeden.

Authorities say the truck that they believe hit the teens has been recovered, while the driver has not.

"I hope that they always remember what happened, and that they took a wonderful girl away from us," said Hall.

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