Hendrick County Deputy electrocuted while investigating single-vehicle crash

HENDRICKS CO. – A Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputy died after being electrocuted while investigating a crash. 

Deputy Fred Fislar

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Fred Fislar responded to a single-vehicle accident around 11:50 p.m. just North of State Road 267 near Plainfield. 

A passing driver saw Deputy Fislar was down and, just a few minutes later, used the officer’s radio to notify dispatchers. 

Photo provided by the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department

The Sheriff says Fislar came into contact with power lines after arriving at the scene. 

Deputy Fislar was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition. Despite life-saving measures, authorities say Fislar was pronounced dead before 1 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

Deputy Fislar had been with the department for two and a half years. He leaves behind a wife and two young children.

Hendricks County Sheriff Jack Sadler says the driver injured in the initial crash was taken to a hospital in serious but stable condition. 

“Our heart is broken for the Fislar family, for our department family, and for the community family,” Sheriff Sadler said. “I hope that everyone will come together and show honor to a true hero of our community.”