Corydon man dies in single-car crash
A Corydon man was killed Thursday night when he crashed the car he was driving, a car that was reported stolen a few days earlier.
Curtis Wayne Beauchamp, 32, died of blunt force trauma, said Harrison County Coroner Steve Hamm. He was not wearing a seat belt, Hamm added.
Officer Steve Duley of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. said Beauchamp was traveling east on S.R. 62 when the crash occurred about 10:15 p.m. west of Turley Road.
The Honda Accord Beauchamp was driving had been reported stolen in Lexington, Ky., two days earlier, Duley said.
It took Hamm until Monday to identify Beauchamp, who had no identification with him, and then some additional time to locate Beauchamp’s next of kin.
Police said alcohol and speed were a factor in the crash.
‘A witness told me that (Beauchamp) had passed him earlier near the Eagles lodge’ at a high rate of speed, Duley said.
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Beauchamp was born Dec. 24, 1975, in Corydon, the son of Marsha Beauchamp of Corydon.
He was a member of St. Paul’s AME Church in Corydon.
Survivors besides his mother include a son, Cameron Bryce Beauchamp of Indianapolis; a sister, Alisa Dawn Beauchamp of Corydon; and a grandmother, Lillie Ayers Beauchamp.
Visitation will be tomorrow (Thursday) from 1 to 8 p.m. and Friday after 9 a.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.
The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home followed by burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Corydon. Pallbearers will be Marvin and Charles Beauchamp, Ronnie Lofton, Glynn Ayers, Jonathan Crawford, Charlie Adamson, Thomas Cheater and Christopher Ayers. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Jones, Victor Nichols, Sheldon Reed, Michael Beauchamp and J.T. Brown.