4 Indiana Teens Killed in Crash Returning from Spring Break

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Tragedy for a high school in Indiana -- four of its students on their way back home from spring break have been killed in a head-on car collision in Alabama.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, a mini-van crossed the center median and slammed into their car. The driver of the mini-van was also killed in the Saturday afternoon crash. Several people in a third car, which got involved in the crash, were injured.

The crash happened on Interstate 65 just south of Clanton, Alabama. Investigators are looking into whether the weather played any role in the accident. Hail and possible tornadoes were reported near the scene.

Alabama State Trooper Corporal Steve Smith identified the boys as Matthew Riley Zimmer, Evan Weaver, Matthew Roe and Alexx Bauer, all 18 years old.

They all attended Angola High School in Angola, Indiana, a small town near the Michigan state line. Bauer and Zimmer played on the football team. Bauer was the quarterback and thus was a school hero.

Head football coach Luke Amstutz said the four were "wonderful kids."

Principal Steve Grill told The News-Sun of Kendallville, Indiana, that a crisis team was meeting Sunday to make plans for how to deal with the deaths when classes resume Monday.

"It's a lightning strike out of the blue. It's going to be devastating to a lot of people," Grill said.