Crime Watch 8

Bartholomew County man dies in fiery crash

HOPE, Ind. (WISH) — A Bartholomew County man died after authorities say he crashed into a tree early Friday morning.

Jesse Jackson, 34, of Hope was driving south on County Road 900 E. north of Schaeffer Lake around 4:30 a.m., according to a media release from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

He drove off the west side of the road, crashed into a tree and his vehicle burst into flames, the sheriff’s department said.

Jackson was ejected from the vehicle and later died of his injuries.

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