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Head-On Collision Kills Two

Last updated on Sunday, December 23, 2012

(WABASH COUNTY) - A head-on collision in Wabash County left two people dead Friday afternoon.

WANE TV reports, the accident happened at around 5 p.m. on State Road 15, just north of 800 North.

According to police, Julia Brainerd, 49, of Warsaw, was driving southbound on S.R. 15. As she was passing another vehicle, Brainerd lost control of the car due to icy road conditions. Brainerd's car went left of the centerline and hit a northbound car head-on.

Police said the vehicle that was hit head-on was driven by John Arceneaux, 50, of Akron. Arceneaux was killed on impact. His passenger, Brittany Arceneaux, 13, of Akron, was also killed on impact. Both died of blunt force trauma. Police said both people were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Brainerd was transported to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne and was listed in stable condition.

Police said they are still investigating the accidet.

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