UPDATE: The Carmel Police Department said the student died Sunday morning from injuries sustained in the crash.
The high school encourages any students who may be struggling at home to dial 988 to access a 24-hour hotline to talk to a live counselor.
CARMEL, Ind. – A Carmel High School student was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after crashing a car into a building Friday morning.
According to the Carmel Police Department, officers responded around 5:20 a.m. after a vehicle crashed into the Olivia on Main building at the southwest corner of Main Street and Old Meridian.
Police said it appeared the 16-year-old driver lost control as the car was heading east on Main Street and crashed into the building.
The Carmel junior suffered “serious injuries,” police said. Both the building and vehicle sustained “substantial damage.”
The cause of the crash is under investigation; Carmel police said it didn’t appear to be an intentional act. The student was the only person in the car.
“(The student’s) parents have asked the community to please keep him in your thoughts and prayers,” Carmel police wrote in a Friday update about the incident.