Jackson County: A Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy was seriously injured in a single vehicle crash. According to Sergeant Brian Wilson, yesterday evening at approximately 6:00 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.
Also assisting with the investigation is Senior Trooper Jason Hankins, Troopers Matt Holley and Jared Black. Also assisting at the scene was Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies, Seymour Police Department, and Jackson County EMS. The crash remains under investigation.