DeKalb County Central Schools mourns Waterloo student killed in crash

DeKalb Central Schools’ superintendent said the district will provide resources to students after a high school student was killed and another injured Sunday night on an icy road.

Lilliana Morrow, 16, was a front-seat passenger in a 2005 Dodge Ram being driven by Spencer Whan, 17, of Fort Wayne.

The vehicle was traveling eastbound in the 3400 block of County Road 26 in Waterloo at 6:45 p.m. when Whan lost control and started sliding on the icy road, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department.

The truck went off the north side of the road and struck a tree on the passenger door side.

Morrow was pronounced dead at the scene. Whan was taken to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne by EMS.

Speed and road conditions were contributing factors in the crash, according to police. Whan was last listed in stable condition.

DeKalb County Central United Schools Superintendent Steve Teders issued this statement Monday morning:

DeKalb Central Schools is mourning the loss of student, Lilliana Morrow following a tragic automobile accident last evening. Lilliana was a sophomore at DeKalb High School. DeKalb High School Junior, Spencer Whan survived the accident and is recovering in the hospital.

The DeKalb Central family wishes to express our sincerest condolences and prayers to Lilliana’s family. We ask for thoughts and prayers for Spencer as he recovers from his injuries sustained in the accident.

This is a difficult time for the families and friends of both Lilliana and Spencer. School officials have coordinated resources and are prepared to offer students and staff the supports they will need, including grief counseling, today and in the days to come. Again, we will do whatever we can to help each other through this extremely difficult time.

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