18-year-old Ben Davis grad killed in Avon crash

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AVON, Ind. (October 11, 2015)–A 2015 Ben Davis High School graduate was killed in a crash late Saturday.

At 11:34 p.m, police were called to a crash on U. S. Highway 36 near Shiloh Crossing.   A 2002 Pontiac Grand AM crashed into a traffic signal post near the intersection.

The driver, 18-year-old John McGuire, was rescued from the wreckage and taken to IU Health, Methodist Hospital where he later died.

John was part of the baseball program while a student at Ben Davis.

This fall, McGuire was a freshman at University of Indianapolis where he was studying athletic training and physical therapy.

The University of Indianapolis issued the following statement:

The University of Indianapolis community is saddened by the loss of freshman student John McGuire, who died Saturday night in a car accident. John had just begun classes at UIndy this semester as a pre-athletic training major. Our university counselors and chaplains are prepared to provide support to the people impacted by his passing, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Avon Police say the cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Local authorities shared that a gofundme account has been established to help the family through this difficult time.



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