One teen dead, one injured in DeKalb County Crash

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): A teenager from DeKalb County is dead after a three-vehicle crash that happened just before 5pm today.

Our Partners in News at 21Alive report that it happened at the intersection of County Roads 19 and 40. Details are few, but it has been confirmed that a DeKalb football player, 17-year-old Derek Padilla, died in the crash, and another was critically injured.

Tonight’s DeKalb vs. New Haven high school football game was cancelled as a result of the crash.


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