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Sheriff’s Deputy Seriously Injured in Crash

A Jackson County Sheriff’s deputy was seriously injured in a single vehicle crash Friday.

According to an Indiana State Police report, around 6 p.m., 47-year-old Mark Holt, of Seymour, was traveling west on State Road 258 responding to a “shots fired” call near Norman. In the area of Base Road, Holt crested a hill and his car became airborne. When it landed, Holt lost control and the car 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 Holt and drove up on the crash almost immediately after it happened.

The deputy was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville suffering from fractures to his ankle and feet along with multiple cuts and bruises. He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

State police say the use of the seat belt coupled with air bags and other safety equipment in the vehicle greatly reduced the seriousness of the injuries the deputy could have suffered in such a violent crash. Despite his injuries, Holt is expected to make a full recovery.

The crash remains under investigation.

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013 5:59:47 AM

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