Motor Vehicle Crashes into Home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                 February 1, 2024

CRAWFORDSVILLE – February 1, 2024

On Wednesday, January 31st at approximately 5:26 p.m., the Crawfordsville Police Department, along with the Crawfordsville Fire Department, were called to the 1300 block of East Main Street in Crawfordsville in reference to a traffic accident where a vehicle had struck a house.  Upon arrival, Officers discovered a tan 2005 Lincoln Town Car that had crashed into the residence, with the front half of the car inside the residence. 

The driver, identified as 75-year-old Roger Hamilton, was transported to Franciscan Health hospital in Crawfordsville where he later died.  The house sustained significant damage, however no one in the residence was injured.  Mr. Hamilton, who lived in the area of the crash, was believed to have suffered a medical emergency that had incapacitated him when the crash occurred. 

The incident is being investigated by the Crawfordsville Police Department, with the assistance of an accident Reconstructionist, as well as the Montgomery County Coroner’s office.  If anyone has information on the incident, Crawfordsville Police Detective Bob Rivers can be contacted at 765 362-3762 ext. 233.

About the City of Crawfordsville: Crawfordsville is home to more than 16,000 residents and is the county seat in Montgomery County, Indiana. About an hour west of Indianapolis, the growing city is known for its state and nationally-recognized Mobile Integrated Health program, extensive outdoor recreational opportunities at Shades State Park and Sugar Creek, and is home to the Ironman Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championships and Wabash College.