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Greenfield man dies in single-car accident


A Greenfield man died after being involved in a single-vehicle accident on Sunday.

Matthew Batkin, 29, died in the accident, which occurred at the intersection of County Road 600 N. and State Road 9.

Batkin was driving a black Ford Mustang northbound at a high rate of speed when it went off the east side of the road, before crashing into two trees.

Batkin was extricated from the Ford and first responders began to transport him to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis before being diverted to MHP Medical Center. Upon arrival at the local hospital, Batkin succumbed to his injuries.

The Shelbyville Fire Department, Morristown Fire Department, Morristown Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff’s Department and Ross Wrecker responded to the scene.