(FULTON COUNTY, IN) -- An Indiana State Trooper was killed in a car crash on Sunday night while he was on duty.
Around 10:42 p.m., Trooper Daniel Barrett, 25, of Logansport, Ind., was traveling northbound on U.S. 31 near State route 110 when his cruiser veered off the side of the road and struck a tree.
Trooper Barrett was pronounced dead at the scene from massive trauma to his body. Investigators say its unclear what caused his cruiser to run off the road.
Trooper Barrett was a 2002 graduate of Logansport High School. He attended criminal justice courses at Indiana University and Ivy Tech. Prior to joining the Indiana State Police, Barrett worked as a correctional officer for the state of Indiana. Barrett was assigned to patrol primarily in Fulton County.
Trooper Barrett was a member of the 67th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy which graduated July 6, 2007. He is the 43rd Indiana State Police Officer to die in the line of duty.