Indiana State trooper dies in crash Friday night

Posted at 9:30 AM, Oct 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-12 13:20:31-04

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.