HODGENVILLE — Kentucky State Police say a trooper was killed Friday 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.
State transportation officials say the highway is expected to be closed the rest of the day.