A 22-year-old Crawfordsville man lost his life today following an accident on Old State Road 55 and County Road 500 West.
Matthew Watson was a passenger in a 1994 Honda Civic that was being driven by Brendon McDole, 19, also of Crawfordsville. According to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, McDole lost control of the Honda as they were traveling south on Old 55 and left the road. Watson was thrown from the vehicle and did not survive.
McDonle was taken to a Lafayette hospital with what was believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
The accident occurred around 5 a.m. this morning. The Honda Civic was the only vehicle involved.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Jake Watson at (765) 362-3740.
Sheriff’s deputies were assisted by the Indiana State Police, Waynetown Fire, STAR Ambulance and the county coroner.