AVILLA — The 30-year-old son of Noble County Sheriff Doug Harp died as the result of a single vehicle crash Thursday evening in rural Noble County, according to police. Andrew D. Harp, Auburn, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on C.R. 415N, just east of C.R. 1000E, by the Noble County Coroner’s Office, according to a news release from the Indiana State Police. Emergency personnel responded at 6:50 p.m. Thursday to a report of a single vehicle that had left the roadway and crashed into a tree on C.R. 415N. According to the news release, a black 2015 Jeep was traveling westbound on C.R. 415N. The Jeep left the roadway for an unknown reason, striking a tree on the north side of the road. According to the State Police, Andrew Harp was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. He was the only occupant of the Jeep. That stretch of C.R. 415N remained closed until approximately 10:30 p.m. for reconstruction of the crash and for the vehicle to be removed. The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Noble County Sheriff’s Department, Albion Police Department, Kendallville Police Department, Avilla Police Department and the Avilla Fire Department. The investigation is ongoing. Doug Harp is finishing his second four-year term as sheriff. The victim’s mother, Renee, had recently retired from her role as Noble County Jail Matron.