Goshen Information, Ind.
An Indiana State Police trooper is useless following a Friday night crash on I-69 south of Auburn.
Grasp Trooper James R. Bailey, 50, Auburn, who served with the ISP for greater than fifteen years, was helping different troopers on I-69 with site visitors backup because of weather-related car crashes close to the 326 mile marker south of Auburn, an ISP information launch acknowledged.
The crash occurred at roughly 4:30 p.m.
“At the moment, Trooper Bailey grew to become conscious of a person driving at a excessive fee of pace evading an officer from the Fort Wayne Police Division on I-69 approaching his location,” the discharge acknowledged. “Trooper Bailey tried to de-escalate that car pursuit by deploying cease sticks. Trooper Bailey was struck by the suspect car and critically injured. Emergency medical care was rendered on the scene and he was rushed to a close-by hospital, the place he succumbed to his accidents.”
The suspect driver concerned on this incident, Terry Dewaine Sands II, 42, Marion, was taken into custody and has been incarcerated within the DeKalb County Jail on a preliminary cost of resisting regulation enforcement inflicting dying to regulation enforcement officer, a Degree 2 Felony.
The crash stays beneath investigation. All findings will likely be turned over to the DeKalb County Prosecutor for evaluate and dedication of any additional fees which may be filed.
Gov. Eric Holcomb issued an announcement on the crash.
“Our prayers are with Grasp Trooper James R. Bailey’s household, fellow troopers, and all of Indiana State Police as we study of his dying within the line of service,” Holcomb stated. “His legacy will dwell on, and his reminiscence won’t ever be forgotten. Janet and I ship the household our condolences for the family members of Grasp Trooper Bailey.”
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