The Coroner’s Office released the identity Saturday 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 that he had been ejected from the vehicle.
The accident happened near Crossbrook Lane and the First Church of God just inside the Winchester city limits.
After the Sun’s print edition had gone to press this morning, the Winchester Police Department, which is handling the investigation, released the names of the others involved in the accident.
The apparent driver was Stephen Tyler Taulbee, 17, and the other passenger, who was riding in the rear of the vehicle, was Warren Scott “Scotty” Satterwhite II, 18.
Capt. Harvey Craycraft said today the accident is still under investigation.
Gayheart said that both the driver and other passenger were treated at Clark Regional Medical Center for injuries that were not life-threatening. Sheriff Berl Perdue, who was on the scene that night, said the driver was not seriously injured.
Perdue said it appeared that excessive speed was a factor in the crash. The red Jaguar appeared to have been going west on Colby Road when the driver lost control, and the car crashed through some trees and a wooden fence before coming to rest over an embankment just east of the church.
Police received the call about the accident at 9:37 p.m.
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.