On-duty Tipton County deputy dies in crash

TIPTON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Indiana State Police confirmed an on-duty Tipton County Sheriff’s Department deputy has died in a crash Saturday night.

Indiana State Police said 31-year-old Jacob Calvin was on his way to a crash on State Road 28 and County Road 500 West just before 10 p.m. when he rolled his squad car.

Investigators said Calvin was driving at a high rate of speed with his emergency lights and sirens on.

According to ISP, Calvin was heading northbound on CR 300 West near CR 300 South when for an unknown reason, his vehicle left the east side of the roadway and rolled several times, coming to a stop about 100 yards off the road.  Calvin was ejected from the vehicle and died from his injuries.

(WISH Photo)
(Fatal Tipton County crash scene/WISH Photo)

The deputy’s 2011 Chevy Impala was severely damaged in the crash.

From the preliminary investigation, ISP said it appears Deputy Calvin was not wearing his seat belt.

According to Indiana State Police Lt. Jeremy Kelly, news of Deputy Calvin’s death has been tough on those who worked with him at the sheriff’s department.

“This is a difficult situation anytime this happens. They’re doing the best that can be expected.  They have a lot of support in the community. Deputy Calvin was well thought of, a hard worker.  They are surrounded by great people in this community.  He was a Tipton  resident.  But they are doing as well as they could be,” Lt. Kelly said.

Deputy Calvin was a two and a half year veteran of the Tipton County Sheriff’s Department.

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