Two teenagers killed in Steuben County crash

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Steuben County are investigating a fatal crash Thursday evening.

Steuben County Sheriff’s Office says they were called at approximately 5:23 p.m. to CR 675 W approximately 1/2 mile south of SR 120 located in Millgrove Township in Steuben County, Indiana.

Officials with the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office released the following:

“Upon arrival, deputies located a red 2012 Lexus IS2. The Sheriff’s Office determined the vehicle had been southbound on CR 675 W at a high rate of speed. The driver of the vehicle, Tyler Michael Curtis, age 16, lost control after going over a small hill in the roadway. The vehicle crossed the northbound lane, then traveled off the roadway striking a tree nearly head-on. The vehicle split in two, causing the driver and a 14-year-old male passenger, Chace Curtis, to be ejected.

Tyler Curtis from Orland, Indiana was pronounced dead at the scene by the Steuben County Coroner. Chace Curtis from Orland, Indiana was transported by Samaritan helicopter to Parkview Regional Medical Center.

On February 26, 2021 Chace Curtis passed away from his injuries from the crash at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

It is unknown at this time whether seat belts were in use, the airbags did deploy. The roadway was clear and dry at the time of the crash.

Tyler and Chace Curtis are brothers and attended Prairie Heights Community Schools in LaGrange County.

The crash remains under investigation by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Orland Fire Rescue, Steuben County EMS, Samaritan Helicopter and the Angola Police Department.”