A 13-year-old Tippecanoe Valley student and her father were killed in an automobile crash in Wabash County late Friday afternoon.
The Wabash County Sheriff’s Department says Brittany Arceneaux, 13, and her father, John Arceneaux, 50, both of Akon, died at the scene of the 4:58 p.m. crash on the Eel River Bridge.
According to police, Julia F. Brainerd, 49, of Warsaw, was southbound on SR 15 just north of CR 800 North in Wabash County. Brainerd was attempting to pass another vehicle when she lost control of her car on ice and snow. Her vehicle went left of center and struck the northbound Arceneaux vehicle head on.
Authorities say father and daughter died on impact of blunt force trauma. They were wearing their seatbelts.
Brainerd was transported to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne and listed in stable condition.
Units from the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, Pleasant Township Fire Department, Life med, Indiana State Police and Emergency Management responded to the scene.