KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Lawrenceville, Ill. man was arrested for murder following an investigation into a car crash in Vincennes early Friday morning.
Knox County deputies responded to the crash at 2833 Old US 41 where they found a vehicle had crashed into the front porch of a residence.
The passenger of the vehicle, C.C. Lee Cochran, 44, of Lawrenceville, was standing in the front yard of the residence. The driver, Christopher Edward Anderson, 30, had exited the vehicle and was found lying on the living room floor of the residence.
Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical responders.
According to deputies, a preliminary investigation showed deep lacerations found on the driver were not caused by the crash.
Cochran was originally arrested for manslaughter and taken to the Knox County Jail where he is being held without bond pending a court appearance. The preliminary charges were later upgraded to murder following further investigation.
Anderson’s cause of death has not yet been released pending an autopsy report