Monroe County deputy dies in Monday crash

A Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy died yesterday in a crash while responding to the scene of another accident.

Indiana State Police say that 38-year-old Deputy James A. Driver of Spencer was driving his police cruiser with lights and sirens activated at about 4 yesterday afternoon on State Road 45, when an oncoming pickup and trailer tried to pull over, lost control and crossed into Driver’s lane, where the trailer hit the deputy’s car. The cruiser flipped several times, ejecting Driver from the vehicle.

He was taken to IU Health Bloomington Hospital where he died.