Hawk Point Police Chief Paul Fricke has been killed in a one-car crash while on duty.

The State Highway Patrol reports that the 37-year-old was driving sound on Highway 47 in his police cruiser when he slid off the right side of the road, over-corrected and slammed into a utility pole. The Lincoln County coroner pronounced Fricke dead at the scene.

The patrol is unsure whether he was responding to a call. Fricke also served in the Warren County Sheriff’s Department.