A Seymour teenager killed in a wreck Wednesday near the Shieldstown Covered Bridge was remembered fondly by her sister.
“She enjoyed music and loved animals,” Samantha Fowler said Thursday of her younger sister, Brooke Hawn.
Hawn, who would have been 17 on Dec. 17, was a passenger in a two-door Mitsubishi driven by Tyler Ross, 18, of Seymour on County Road 250E. Ross has been charged with reckless homicide as a result of the crash.
Investigators report the vehicle went into the East Fork White River and landed on its top about 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Ross and Brett Sparks, 19, of Seymour escaped through broken windows, swam to the river bank and called for help from a nearby house, police report. Both men were injured but reportedly did not receive life-threatening injuries.
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