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Charges Filed After Crash Kills Seymour Teen
Updated October 24, 2016 7:22 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(SEYMOUR) - A Westfield man is facing charges in a October 2015 crash that killed a Jackson County teenager.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department says the charges stem from a crash that took place October 18, 2015, just east of Brownstown.

On that day, 17-year-old Aaron M. Greathouse of Seymour was driving home when his car collided with another vehicle driven by 21-year-old Caleb P. Cartmel. Police say Cartmel was driving east on County Road 25 North when he went left-of-center, striking Greathouse's vehicle head-on.

Greathouse was pronounced dead at the scene. Cartmel and his passenger, who is also his brother, 17-year-old Ian Cartmel, were flown to IU Health in Indianapolis.

Jackson County authorities say that after a year-long investigation, the case was sent to prosecutors for review. They have filed charges of reckless homicide, a Level 5 Felony, and operating a vehicle causing serious bodily injury or death with schedule I or II substance, a Level 6 felony, against the elder Cartmel.

Authorities say that Cartmel has been arrested and is being held in Muncie. He is scheduled to be returned to Jackson County after his initial hearing.

The Sheriff's Department says that there is no bond on the warrant and that Cartmel is subject to a 96-hour hold once he is returned to Jackson County.



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