Edinburgh man dies after swimming from deputies

An Edinburgh man collapsed and died after fleeing from Bartholomew County sheriff’s deputies last night.

The Indiana State Police is investigating the case that started at about 8:30 last night, when deputies were called to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 5100 block of North County Road 250W. Deputies began following a white van that matched the description of the vehicle.

The vehicle suddenly came to a stop and a passenger leapt from the backseat and ran away, according to state police reports. The man, identified as 44-year-old Robert A. Quick, jumped into the Driftwood River and swam to the other side, but then collapsed.

After reaching the other side of the river, deputies started medical care and called for assistance. Quick was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead by Bartholomew County Coroner Larry Fisher.

State police say that Quick was wanted on Johnson and Bartholomew county warrants.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.