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Edinburgh Man Dies Attempting To Flee From Police
Updated June 21, 2016 10:11 AM
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(COLUMBUS) - The Indiana State Police has begun a death investigation after an Edinburgh man fled from the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department and died after collapsing during the incident.

The initial investigation by Indiana State Police Detectives determined that Tuesday, at approximately 8:30 pm, the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department responded to a suspicious vehicle call in the 5100 Block of North County Road 250 West in Bartholomew County. Upon arriving in the area, deputies observed a white 1996 Dodge van traveling in the area.

While being followed by two deputies, the vehicle suddenly came to a stop. A backseat passenger, later identified as 44-year-old Robert A. Quick, of Edinburgh, exited the vehicle and fled on foot from the officers. Quick then entered the Driftwood River and swam across to the opposite side while being pursued by one of the deputies. Upon reaching the opposite side of the river, Quick began having medical difficulties and collapsed.

The deputy soon made it across the river and located Quick, who was unresponsive. The deputy immediately called for medical personnel and began initiating medical care to Quick. Quick was soon transported to Columbus Regional Hospital where attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. Quick was pronounced dead by Bartholomew County Coroner Larry Fisher.

It was later determined that Quick was wanted on multiple warrants out of Johnson and Bartholomew counties.

An autopsy on Quick is scheduled for today at Columbus Regional Hospital.

The investigation into the cause of death is ongoing.

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