Asher Reserve Police Officer Jarate Dewayne Condit was proud to serve his community as an officer and a volunteer firefighter.

Asher Reserve Police Officer Jarate Dewayne Condit was proud to serve his community as an officer and a volunteer firefighter.

Condit, 23, was killed in a fiery crash six miles north of Asher Tuesday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

He was driving a Ford Crown Victoria police unit northbound on U.S. 177 when the vehicle ran off the roadway to the right and collided with a culvert before becoming engulfed in flames in a ravine, the OHP said.

Asher Police Chief Tommy Gregg said Condit, who had been with the department as a reserve officer since October, was on his way to reserve training in Shawnee when the accident occurred.

Gregg said Condit was an Asher High School graduate who proudly served the Asher community as both a volunteer firefighter and reserve officer, while also working for a company full-time in Stratford.

The crash occurred about 5:34 p.m. There was some freezing drizzle reported in the area Tuesday evening and the patrol's report shows it was raining and roadways were wet at the time of the accident, which remains under investigation.

Condit was pronounced dead at the scene; the OHP said he was wearing a seat belt.

Trooper Battershell of the Pottawatomie/Lincoln County Detachment of Troop A investigated the accident scene with assistance from Trooper Porter, as well as Trooper Lowe of the Logan County Detachment and Trooper Ellis from the Cleveland/McClain County Detachment.

In addition, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office, Asher Police and Fire Departments, as well as REACT EMS also worked the scene.

Chief Gregg said they are all focusing on helping Condit's family over the coming days.

Information is awaited on the funeral service.

Watch for updates.