Officer dies in crash during southern Indiana chase

Correction: Due to a source error the suspect’s age was incorrect in an earlier version of this story.

A southern Indiana police officer died last night in a chase of a suspect.

State police say officer Benton Bertram of the Charlestown City Police Department was trying to stop a vehicle when his car crossed over State Road 56 in Scott County went off the road, and hit a tree in a yard.

33-year-old Bertram was a nine-year veteran of the Charlestown Police Department.

Police say the suspect, 35-year-old Benjamin Eads of Freedom, was later caught and arrested. Eads is facing preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement causing death, resisting law enforcement and auto theft. He was taken to the Scott County Jail.