LAFAYETTE, Ind. — An Indiana State trooper died Friday night in a crash in Lafayette, ISP said in a statement.
Trooper Peter Stephan, 27 of Lafayette, was traveling on Old State Road 25 near Stair Road at approximately 10:25 p.m., police said.
His 2018 Dodge Charger police car entered a curve and left the road “for an undetermined reason," police said. The vehicle rolled at least one time and struck a utility pole, police said. Stephan was pronounced dead at the scene.
Stephan, who served four years with ISP, is survived by his wife and his 6-month-old daughter.
“This is a tremendously sad day for the entire Indiana State Police family. We will band together as we always do in support of Trooper Stephan’s family, friends and co-workers,” said ISP Superintendent Douglas G. Carter.
Our hearts are heavy today as we lost one of our own last night.— Sgt. Stephen Wheeles (@ISPVersailles) October 12, 2019
Trooper Peter Stephan from @ISPLafayette District was killed in a single vehicle crash while responding to assist another trooper.
Thoughts and prayers to Trp. Stephan’s family, friends, and co-workers. #RIP pic.twitter.com/QrQzHvfmRv
An account has been established at Old National Bank on behalf of the family of Trooper Peter Stephan. Those wishing to make a monetary donation may do so at any Old National Bank branch.— Indiana State Police (@IndStatePolice) October 12, 2019
Indiana Fallen Heroes Foundation/Peter Stephan