Skateboarder killed in an accident involving off-duty Jefferson County deputy

MADISON – Wednesday night, troopers with the Indiana State Police-Versailles were called to investigate a fatal crash that occurred in Jefferson County, when an off-duty Jefferson County Deputy’s vehicle struck and killed a person on a skateboard.

The initial investigation by Trooper Andrew Garrett, Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team, indicated that Deputy James T. Webster, 51, was off duty but driving his Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department issued 2016 Ford Explorer westbound on Clifty Drive near Rose Street in Madison, Indiana shortly before 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night.

Deputy Webster’s vehicle struck 22-year-old Hunter A. Robinson, who was also traveling westbound on Clifty Drive in the roadway on a skateboard.

Robinson sustained fatal injuries in the collision.  He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.  Deputy Webster was not injured.

Toxicology results are pending however drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be factors in the crash.

Investigators are also attempting to locate the operator of a light colored SUV/Crossover that may have been involved or witnessed the crash.

Anyone with information about the crash is urged to contact Trp. Andrew Garrett, ISP-Versailles, at 812-689-5000.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Madison Police Department, Jefferson County Communications, Madison Fire Department, KDH EMS, Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, and Stanley’s Wrecker Service.