CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) - A junior at Crawfordsville High School was killed in a car crash on his way to school on Thursday.
According to a police report, around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Mitchell McCord, 18, of Wingate, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck south on Old State Road 55 near County Road 500 West when the vehicle failed to negotiate around a curve, traveled off the road, overcorrected and rolled at least twice.
Mitchell's brother, Michael McCord, 18, of Wingate, was ejected from the vehicle. He was in the passengers seat.
Michael died from internal injuries in an ambulance on the way to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Crawfordsville.
Mitchell was taken to St. Elizabeth's with a shoulder contusion.
Police say neither teen was wearing a seat belt.
The investigation is ongoing and police do not believe alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.
24-Hour News 8 news partner The Paper of Montgomery County reports school counselors and counselors in other buildings in the school district were at the school Thursday for those that needed help dealing with the loss of a classmate.
School lunch periods were extended from 30 minutes to 90 minutes so students could be with friends.
Michael was an athlete and involved in music.
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Avon Police Department and Avon Community School Corp. are investigating photos sent from female students to male students, police officials said.
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