HANCOCK COUNTY – Officials with the Hancock County Fatal Accident Crash Team (F.A.C. Team) are investigating a Sunday crash that claimed the life of an Eastern Hancock High School senior student.
Officials with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department (HCSD) were called at approximately 2:40 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Nov. 26, to the area of County Roads West 300N, and North 100W in Greenfield for a single-vehicle crash. Deputies arrived on scene and called for the F.A.C.Team to respond because of the severity of the crash.
The crash only involved one vehicle, a 2007 Chevy Silverado. The Chevy was occupied by a male driver, Cody Mastin, 18, Greenfield who was transported by ground ambulance to Methodist Hospital in critical condition. One female passenger, Lindsay Locker, 17, of Knightstown, was also in the truck but died at the scene officials said in a release.
Officials noted it appears the Silverado was traveling west on C.R. 300 North towards Indianapolis. From evidence at the scene, it appears the Chevy Silverado hydroplaned and ran off the roadway. The roadway was slick and wet with it raining and 40 degrees at the time of the crash. When the male driver over-corrected the steering, the Silverado struck two trees before coming to a stop.
Officials noted Mastin graduated from Greenfield-Central High School last year. Locker was a senior at Eastern Hancock High School and was due to graduate this year.
The schools have been made aware of the crash and will be offering services to students. Neither of the teens wearing their seatbelts, officials said.
Members of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Natural Resources, New Palestine Police Department, Greenfield Police Department, Fortville Police Department, Shirley Police Department, Wilkinson Police Department, the Prosecutor’s Office, and Greenfield Fire Department assisted on scene.
Officials from the HCSD’s thoughts are with the families and they remind all drivers to wear seatbelts and slow down at all times, but especially during rain or slick conditions.
In and effort to help cover funeral expenses for the Locker family, friends and Lindsay’s coach have created a GoFundMe account.
The fundraiser says, “To know Lindsay was to know friendship, passion, happiness, and love. Lindsay was full of life and an old soul. She was a ray of sunshine in her community, family and friends’ lives.”