UPDATE (10:35 a.m.)—A Thursday morning car crash claimed the life of an on-duty deputy. Police have identified the deputy as a 14-year veteran of the sheriff's office.
Corporal Charles B. Licato, 34, was pronounced dead at the scene of the single vehicle crash in Darlington, police said in a statement.
Licato, a Cecil County resident, had been with the sheriff's office for 14 years and was most recently assigned to the Apprehension Unit of the Services and Support Bureau, police said.
Around 2:30 a.m. a citizen contacted the sheriff's office about a car crash in the 4700 block of Conowingo Road in Darlington, said Monica Worrell, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.
The single-car crash involved an on-duty deputy who was at the end of a shift, Worrell said early Thursday.
This is the third line of duty death in the history of the sheriff's office. In June 1899, Deputy Sheriff Frank Bateman was killed while trying to arrest a disorderly man, according to the sheriff's office.
In 2006, Deputy First Class William H. Beebe Jr. suffered a fatal heart attack in his patrol car while responding to an attempted suicide call, according to the sheriff's office.
Conowingo Road between Shuresville and Castleton roads remained closed to traffic as of 10:30 a.m. You can find real time traffic information here.