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Kentucky State Police Trooper Killed In Crash

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Posted at 4:20 PM, Aug 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 16:58:17-04

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Officials with the Kentucky State Police said 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 Sergeant 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 said weather conditions contributed to the crash, which remained under investigation.

State transportation officials said the highway was expected to be closed the rest of the day. 

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