The chief of police with the Rising Sun (IN) Police Department was reportedly killed in a single-vehicle crash early Wednesday morning.

According to the Cincinnati Inquirer, Chief David Hewitt was transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation but the Switzerland County Sheriff's Office says icy road conditions are believed to have been a factor.

Hewitt began with the Rising Sun Police Department in 1998 and was named Chief of Police in 2004.

Rising Sun Mayor Brent Bascom has ordered that all flags in the City of Rising Sun be lowered to half-staff and remain at half-staff for a period of 27 days, one day for each year of Chief Hewitt’s service.