CLARK COUNTY, Indiana — A Charlestown police officer died Wednesday night after a pursuit beginning in Clark County ended in a crash in Scott County.
Indiana State Police were alerted to the pursuit and crash around 10:20 p.m. Charlestown Officer Benton Bertram died in the crash.
The preliminary investigation shows the pursuit began near Charlestown when Bertram attempted to stop a teal colored 1998 Toyota Corolla for a traffic violation, according to ISP. The suspect vehicle fled north on Ind. 3 and continued into Scott County.
The pursuit continued north on Ind. 3 and approached the east intersection with Ind. 56 east of Scottsburg. At that time, Bertram’s vehicle crossed over Ind. 56 and left the roadw…