police officer killed in high-speed pursuit after his car crashed with a tree.

one year ago

A southern Indiana police officer died after crashing his squad car during a high-speed pursuit Wednesday night.

35-year-old Benjamin Eads led police on a high-speed chase which occurred in Charlestown about 17 miles north of Louisville, around 10:20 p.m.

Scott County. Sgt. Benton Bertram of the Charlestown Police Department tried to stop a teal 1998 Toyota Corolla for a traffic violation, but the car wouldn’t pull over and headed north on State Road 3 into Scott County.

during the chase, Bertram approached the intersection of State Road 3 and State Road 56 near Scottsburg; his vehicle crossed State Road 56 and went off the road, hitting a tree in the front yard of a residence.

Eads was arrested in Clark County and would face multiple charges in both counties, including resisting law enforcement causing death, resisting law enforcement and auto theft.

He was booked into the Scott County Jail.