High School Basketball star Josh Speidel, was involved in a car crash over the weekend. The Columbus North senior, a 6-8 basketball standout, was hospitalized after he was involved in a car crash Sunday night. Josh received a head injury from the crash, which caused swelling in the brain. By Monday night the swelling had gone down, and everyone is praying for a quick recovery
According to the Bartholomew County Sheriff's office, Speidel was involved in a two-car accident on U.S. 31 at 7:04 p.m. Sunday. Speidel was driving a Honda and entered the roadway from a perimeter road on the west side of U.S. 31. His car was struck on the driver's side by a southbound car, which had just exited Interstate 65. Speidel’s passenger, Kaylee McCracken, was treated for minor injuries. The driver of the other car, Janell Foley, was treated and released at the scene. Her passengers were not harmed.
Josh Speidel’s coach, Jason Speer, drove to the hospital the night of the accident to comfort Josh’s family. A lot of teammates also gathered at the hospital to show their support. Speidel is a recent Vermont recruit and one of the top players in the state. He is averaging 25.6 points and 9.3 rebounds this season for Columbus North, which is 14-3 on the season. Everyone is wishing Josh a speedy recovery. Not only is he a great basketball player, but a great friend to everyone.
A “Go Fund Me” account was set up to help pay for Josh’s medical expenses. The link is below if you would like to make a donation. We wish you a speedy recovery!
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