Accident in Scott County Kills Two High School Students

Accident in Scott County Kills Two High School Students


An early morning crash has claimed the lives of two Austin High School students.

At approximately 7:00 am, deputies from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department responded to a serious crash on Jack Morgan Road approximately a half of a mile north of State Road #256 near Austin.

When deputies arrived they discovered a 2005 Cadillac off of the west side of the road in a field.

According to the superintendent of the Scott County school district the students were in, the students were both males and juniors.

The school got the news as students were arriving this morning. There are 400 students at the high school.

Grief counselors will be on hand for elementary, middle and high school students. 11908887_gAdditional counselors will be brought in from neighboring districts a well.

When they approached the vehicle, they located two deceased males, one of the males, the driver, Jacob Justice, 18, from Scottsburg, IN, was thrown from the vehicle.

He was not wearing a seat belt.

The second deceased male, front seat passenger, Cameron Prestegui, 16, from Austin, IN, was in the crashed vehicle. He was wearing a seat belt.

A third occupant of the vehicle, back seat passenger, Jonathon Brown, 17, from Austin, IN, was injured and was transported to the Scott County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.

The preliminary investigation shows the 2005 Cadillac, was south on Jack Morgan Road, when for an unknown reason it left the roadway on the west side of the road, flipping and then hitting several wooden fence poles.

A crash reconstruction team from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg was called to the scene.

This investigation is continuing.

Assisting agencies; Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Jennings Township Fire Department, Scott County E.M.S. and the Scott County Coroner’s Office.