Tipton County deputy dies in crash

TIPTON COUNTY, Ind. (June 29, 2014) — An on-duty Tipton County Sheriff’s Department deputy died in a crash Saturday night.

Indiana State Police have identified the officer as 31-year-old Jacob D. Calvin, of Kempton, Ind.

It happened at  300 West and 300 South in Tipton County before 10 p.m.

ISP says Deputy Calvin was driving at a high rate of speed with his emergency lights and sirens on, northbound on Tipton County Road 300 West, near County Road 300 South. He was headed to a personal injury crash scene, when he lost control of the car and left the roadway.

The 2011 Chevy Impala Calvin was driving flipped several times before coming to rest in a field about 100 yards from the road. He was thrown from the car.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Calvin was taken to Indiana University Tipton Hospital but died from his injuries.

The crash is still under investigation but police believe Calvin may not have been wearing his seatbelt. ISP investigators were reconstructing the scene.  Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and Tipton County Sheriff’s Department officials were also on scene.

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