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SHIELDSTOWN — Police arrested a Seymour man Wednesday night in connection with the death of a teenager killed when a car crashed into the East Fork White River and landed on its top.

Indiana Conservation Officers arrested Tyler Ross, 18, who was booked in at the Jackson County Jail, Officer Jim Schreck said.

Ross was charged with reckless homicide in connection with the death of Brooke Hawn, 17, a passenger who was found dead inside the two-door Mitsubishi that wrecked northeast of the Shieldstown Covered Bridge, Schreck said.

Ross and another Seymour man, 19, escaped through broken windows after the car came to a rest on its top in the river, Schreck said.

Both men were hurt, but their injuries did not appear life-threatening, Schreck said. The 19-year-old’s name was not available Wednesday night.

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