City officials of the Asher Police Department in Oklahoma, sadly report the death of Reserve Officer Jarate Condit.
Officer Condit, 23, was traveling in a marked Ford Crown Victoria patrol vehicle to a mandatory training seminar in a nearby city. While driving, he attempted to pass another vehicle. During the process of passing another vehicle, he lost control of his patrol unit. The vehicle left the roadway, struck a concrete culvert and overturned falling into a ravine. The patrol vehicle burst into flames upon impact with the culvert.
Witnesses ran to the scene and pulled Condit from the vehicle after releasing his seat belt. However, he sustained critical injuries in the crash and he died at the scene.
The weather and road conditions are being considered as contributing factors in the crash as it was raining at the time. The temperatures were near freezing so the possibility of ice on the road is also being considered. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is conducting the crash investigation.
— NLEOMF (@NLEOMF) February 8, 2018
His young child and parents survive him.
Reserve Officer Jarate Condit is gone, but will never be forgotten.
CONDOLENCES to Asher Police Department and family of Reserve Officer Jarate Condit who was killed in a vehicle crash today. pic.twitter.com/mQoEnNNRPd
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) February 7, 2018