Off-duty Connersville police officer killed in ATV accident

CONNERSVILLE, IN (FOX19) - An off-duty Connersville police officer was killed Thursday morning in an ATV accident.

Indiana Conservation Officers were dispatched to reports of an ATV crash on Big Bear Road near County Road 200 East around 6:40 a.m.

Jeffrey S. Counceller, 47, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Counceller was last seen at his brother's house on County Road 200 E. around midnight on Thursday morning, where he left and headed south on the county road, according to Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

A witness saw the ATV near the intersection, off the roadway around 6:40 a.m. Investigators believe Counceller's ATV hit a tree in the accident.

Counceller served with the Connersville Police Department for 17 years.

The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

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