HANCOCK COUNTY – Officials with the Hancock County Fatal Accident Crash Team are investigating a single-car accident claiming the life of a Greenfield-Central High School teenager late Saturday night.
Capt. Robert Harris of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department said in a press release at approximately 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, members of the HCSD were called to the area of County Road 500N and County Road 50E for a single-vehicle crash. The location is in Maxwell, about two miles north of Greenfield, near Maxwell Intermediate School – part of the Greenfield Central School Corporation. Deputies arrived on scene and called for the Hancock County Fatal Accident Crash Team (F.A.C.Team) to respond because of the severity of the crash.
The crash involved a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Dylan Palmer, a 17-year-old student at Greenfield Central High School. Palmer was the only occupant.
The Mitsubishi was traveling west on 500 North from Ind. 9 when it ran off the roadway and flipped near 50 East. Mr. Palmer did not survive the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. His family has been notified.
The crash was witnessed by two people who stood by until rescue and police arrived.
At this time, speed is suspected to be the leading factor. The investigation is ongoing. 500 North was closed for an extended period while officers from the Hancock County Fatal Accident Crash Team investigated.
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and F.A.C.Team are keeping the students and families of the Greenfield Central School Corporation in their thoughts during this time.
Members of the Hancock County F.A.C.Team, including the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, New Palestine Police Department and Fortville Police Department, investigated with help from the Greenfield Fire Department and the Hancock County Coroner’s Office.