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Greenfield-Central High School student killed in weekend car crash

A Greenfield-Central high school student was killed in a weekend car crash.

The Hancock County Sheriff's Department says the single vehicle crash occurred about two miles north of Greenfield at about 11 p.m. Saturday. The Sheriff's Office responded to the area of County Road 500 North and County Road 50 East for a single-vehicle crash near Maxwell Intermediate School.

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, 17. Palmer was the only occupant.

The Mitsubishi was traveling west on 500 North from State Road 9 when it ran off the roadway and flipped near 50 East. Palmer did not survive the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The crash was witnessed by two people who stood by until rescue and police arrived.

The Hancock Sheriff's Department says at this time speed is suspected to be the leading factor. The investigation is ongoing.

County Road 500 North was closed for an extended period while officers from the Hancock County Fatal Accident Crash Team investigated.

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.