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Cloverdale High School senior killed in 2-vehicle crash in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — An 18-year-old senior at Cloverdale High School died Monday from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash in Plainfield on Saturday, the Plainfield Police Department said Tuesday.

Police say the crash occurred around 2 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of State Road 267 and the offramp of Interstate 70. That is just south of Plainfield.

A Ford pickup truck traveling southbound on State Road 267 and a Volkswagen going eastbound on I-70 entered the intersection at the same time and collided.

The passenger in the front seat of the Volkswagen, Sydney Willis, was transported to Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital and pronounced dead Monday afternoon, according to police.

Cloverdale Community Schools Superintendent Greg Linton said Willis played softball, volleyball and golf at the school.

Linton told News 8 by email, “The student body of the high school held a vigil on Sunday evening at the CHS softball field for the students involved in the accident. Counselors ftom (sic.) Cloverdale Middle School assisted the high school counseling department on Monday and Tuesday of this week to help students and staff address the loss appropriately. Sydney was a great student and was a friend to everyone. She will be missed by the Cloverdale family. We continue to pray for the family.”

Two other people in the Volkswagen — both juveniles — were taken to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

The driver of the pickup was transported to Hendricks Regional Health hospital in Danville.