UPDATE: Teen killed in wreck identified

March 11, 2011|Sun staff report
  • A passenger was killed Friday in a single car accident on Colby Road. The name of the crash victim had not been released at press time. Clark County Coroner Robert Gayheart, at left, examined the wreckage.
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The Coroner’s Office released the identity today of the Clark County teenager who died Friday night when the car he was riding in crashed into some trees and a fence on Colby Road.

The deceased was Matthew Crowe, 19, who had graduated from George Rogers Clark High School last summer, said County Coroner Robert Gayheart.

The investigation showed he died of multiple injuries due to blunt force trauma and had been ejected from the vehicle.

Police have not yet given the names of the other two young men involved in the accident, which happened near Crossbrook Lane and the First Church of God just inside the Winchester city limits.

Gayheart said, however, that both the driver and other passenger were treated at Clark Regional Medical Center for injuries that were not serious.
Police received the call about the accident at 9:37 p.m. Sheriff Berl Perdue said it appeared that excessive speed was a factor in the crash, and that alcohol use was suspected.

The Winchester Police Department and Coroner’s Office did the reconstruction of the crash, and were assisted by the Sheriff’s Office.

According to his obituary, Crowe was the son of Thomas Lee Crowe and Julia Frances Morris Crowe, and the brother of Brian Lee Crowe. He was a self-employed farmer.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Scobee Funeral Home, and burial will be in the Macpelah Cemetery in Mount Sterling.

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