(8-28-21) It is with sad and heavy hearts that we are making our community aware of the passing of Triton Scholar Cameron Fairchild. Shortly after 3pm today, Cameron was involved in a car accident.
School personnel, counselors, and clergy are at the school for those who may need a safe space to speak with someone or grieve.
We ask that you lift Cameron’s family up in prayer as we do our best to support them, our student body, and staff through this difficult time.
Tell the ones close to you that you love them and may this difficult time be a reminder to all of us to not take those around us for granted. Thank you
Last night in overtime the Triton Trojans lost a ‘heartbreaker’ in overtime 7-0. Today the Trojans face a much bigger ‘heartbreak’ …the unexpected loss of Cameron Fairchild (DE) in an afternoon fatal crash.
Details of the crash-
The fatal crash that claimed the life of Cameron Fairchild (17) Warsaw, occurred at 11:28 a.m. Saturday at Ind. 116 and CR 400W.
Fairchild was traveling south on Ind. 116 in a black 2008 Honda Civic in a no-passing zone. He attempted to pass a vehicle, but lost control of the Civic while trying to merge back into his lane of travel. Fairchild’s vehicle collided head-on with a white 2012 Jeep Liberty.
Airbags were deployed in both vehicles. All occupants were checked by EMS.
Fairchild was pronounced dead on the scene.
The driver of the Liberty, Lisa Calhoun (58) Argos, was air lifted to Lutheran Hospital. A passenger in Calhoun’s vehicle, Carol Thomas (68) Markle, was taken to Lutheran Hospital.
Responding agencies included Wells County Sheriff’s Office, Markle Fire/Rescue, Uniondale Fire Department, Wells County EMS and Lutheran Air. Freeman’s Towing towed both vehicles.
Before attending Triton, Fairchild who was a Senior, attended Warsaw.
Saturday’s crash came nearly four years after another Triton Trojan football player was killed in a crash. Cameron Scarberry, 16, died in a crash about 1 p.m. Sept. 17, 2017, on Kosciusko County Road 650 North near 700 West. Scarberry was a junior starter on the football team
Fairchild is the 4th high school athlete in the SSN readership to have lost their life in a crash since last Saturday..