BEL AIR, Md. (WJZ)– A Harford County sheriff’s deputy is dead after crashing his vehicle into a steel pole in the 4800-block of Conowingo Road in Darlington.

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office said 34-year-old Corporal Charles B. Licato of Cecil County was traveling northbound on Route 1 at 2 a.m. on Thursday when the unmarked sheriff’s officer’s issued 2010 Chevy Impala crossed the center line into the southbound lane and crashed into a steel pole on the driver’s side, and then struck two large trees before the vehicle finally stopped.

Another deputy from the sheriff’s office found Licato dead at the scene after receiving a call from a resident who noticed the vehicle on the side of the road.

Licato had served the sheriff’s office for 14 years.

“Corporal Licato died in the line of duty,” said Harford County Sheriff L. Jesse Bane. “Those who follow us in the years and decades ahead will know his name and the sacrifice he made for the citizens of Harford County. Corporal Licato will always be with us.”

Corporal Licato’s family includes a brother who is a Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputy and father who is retired from Baltimore City Police Department and Aberdeen Police Department.

The sheriff’s office said funeral arrangements will be posted on their website when Corporal Licato’s family confirms them. Click here to check for updates on the services.