Jackson Co. Sheriff's Deputy seriously injured in crash

JACKSON COUNTY, IN (FOX19) - Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy was seriously injured in a single vehicle crash last night.

According to Sergeant Brian Wilson, yesterday evening at approximately 6:00 p.m. Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy, 47 year old Mark Holt of Seymour, was traveling westbound on S.R. 258 responding to a "shots fired" call near Norman.

In the area of Base Road Deputy Holt crested a hill and his vehicle, 2012 Chevrolet Caprice, became airborne. When it landed Deputy Holt lost control and the vehicle ran off the north side of the roadway then rolled several times.

Trooper Matt Holley, who was also responding to the same call, was a very short distance behind Deputy Holt and drove up on the crash almost immediately after it occurred.

Deputy Holt was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville, KY suffering from fractures to his ankle and feet, and multiple cuts and bruises. Deputy Holt was wearing is his seat belt at the time of the crash.

The use of the seat belt coupled with air bags and other safety equipment in the vehicle greatly reduced the seriousness of the injuries he could have suffered in such a violent crash.

Despite his injuries, he is expected to make a full recovery. The crash remains under investigation.

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