Wyandot County Deputy Killed In Crash

A Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office deputy was killed in a crash in Pickaway County.

The crash happened Thursday morning at the intersection of State Route 56 and State Route 104.

The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office said Deputy Daniel J. Kin was driving a Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office transport van with an inmate in it when the crash happened.

The sheriff’s office said Kin was traveling north on State Route 104 and a pickup truck was going east on State Route 56 when the collision occurred in the intersection.

Deputy Kin was flown to a Columbus hospital where he died.

The inmate was taken to a hospital and is in custody.

The driver of the pickup and a child were taken to hospitals as well.

This crash remains under investigation by the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office.

“Sheriff Hafey and the rest of the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office would like to express our condolences to the family of Deputy Daniel Kin. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with Deputy Kin’s family and the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office,” the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office said on its Facebook page.

The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office posted the following on its Facebook page, “It is with great sorrow and a heavy heart that we announce the unexpected passing of our dear friend and colleague, Deputy Daniel J. Kin. Dan served Seneca County before joining the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office in October of 2021. Dan was such a positive person with an awesome smile. He will be greatly missed.”