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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (June 27, 2015)–Two people involved in a car accident that crashed after going into high water have died.

39-year-old Armando K. Lara, Sr., of Noblesville died of injuries sustained after his car crashed on Promise Road north of 181st Street early Saturday.

A 16-year-old female passenger also died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The other juvenile passengers were reported with minor injuries.  According to the initial crash report, it is unknown if the occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

According to Hamilton County Sheriff’s crash investigators, Lara was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix northbound on Promise Road shortly before 12:30 a.m. when he encountered an area of high water. ¬†The vehicle left the roadway and struck a mailbox and utility pole.

Lara was taken to Riverview Hospital where he later died of his injuries.