A reserve deputy with the Monroe County (IN) Sheriff’s Office died Monday evening in a crash while responding to a scene, the sheriff’s office said.
Deputy James Driver, 38, was responding to a crash around 4 p.m. Monday with his emergency lights and sirens activated, WISH reports. According to Indiana State Police, Driver was traveling south on North State Road 45 when a 2006 GMC truck and trailer driven by Christopher Derr, 22, of Monticello, Illinois, was traveling north and attempted to stop but lost control, hitting Driver’s police cruiser.
The police cruiser rolled off the road before stopping, and Driver was ejected from the car, ISP said.
Driver was taken to IU Health Bloomington Hospital, where he died from his injuries, the sheriff’s office said.