Friday, August 7, 2015

Kentucky State Police trooper killed in crash

(AP) — Kentucky State Police say a trooper has been killed after crashing on a rain-soaked roadway in the central part of the state.

Police said in a statement that 42-year-old Sgt. David Gibbs of Campbellsville lost control of his cruiser while going around a sharp curve on Kentucky 210 Friday morning in LaRue County, near the Green County line. 

The statement said Gibbs' vehicle traveled into the oncoming lane, where it was hit by a Jeep driven by 63-year-old Patrick Judd of Louisville. Judd was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The LaRue County coroner pronounced Gibbs dead at the scene.


Kentucky State Police say weather conditions contributed to the crash, which remains under investigation.