Carmel High School student dies from injuries sustained in crash into building 


A Carmel High School student who crashed a vehicle into the Olivia on Main building on Jan. 6 died from his injuries Jan. 8.

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Flowers and other items mark the spot where Michael Jent crashed into the Olivia on Main building. (Photo by Ann Marie Shambaugh)

Michael Jent, 16, was heading eastbound on Main Street at approximately 5:19 a.m. Jan. 6 when he lost control of the vehicle, driving it into the mixed-use building on the southwest corner of Main and Old Meridian streets. Jent, a junior at CHS, was on his way to swim practice at the time of the crash.

First responders transported Jent to the hospital with serious injuries.

In the days following Jent’s death, flowers and other items were left at the site of the crash in his memory.

CHS is encouraging any students in need of counseling or support to dial 988.