Fayette County Deputy Dies After Crash


A Fayette County deputy has died, after losing control of his vehicle and striking a utility pole.

The Sheriff's Office confirmed the deputy died at the hospital Tuesday night.

Investigators said Corporal Phil Brown lost control of his vehicle and crashed Monday, April 8.

It happened on U.S. 22 near Williamsport in Pickaway County, not far from the deputy's home.

The Sheriff said a medical condition caused Brown to lose control.  His vehicle struck a culvert and a utility pole before it overturned.  

Brown began his law enforcement career in 1967 as a dispatcher.