Indianapolis man killed in one-car crash in Lawrence


An Aug. 7 single-vehicle accident in Lawrence claimed the life of 24-year-old Larry Morefield of Indianapolis.

According to a Lawrence Police Dept. release, Morefield was driving a gold 2004 Ford Taurus westbound on Pendleton Pike and lost control of the vehicle. The car struck a utility pole and inverted several times before coming to a stop in a used car lot in the 8900 block of Pendleton Pike.

An Aug. 8 post-mortem examination at the Marion County Coroner’s Office showed multiple blunt-force trauma injuries caused Morefield’s death, and investigators have determined he was not wearing a seatbelt.

While toxicology results are still pending, investigators have not discovered any obvious indications of impairment. Investigators do believe excessive speed may have been a contributing factor.

An adult female passenger in the vehicle, who was wearing a seatbelt, was transported to a local area hospital and in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

Current Morning Briefing Logo

Stay CURRENT with our daily newsletter (M-F) and breaking news alerts delivered to your inbox for free!

Select list(s) to subscribe to

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Current Publishing, 30 S. Range Line Road, Carmel, IN, 46032, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact