NORTONVILLE, Ky. (AP/WKRN) — A Hopkins County, Kentucky deputy was killed when he crashed his vehicle into the base of a bridge in neighboring Muhlenberg County Wednesday.
Kentucky State Police said the single-car crash happened before 7:30 a.m. on the Western Kentucky Parkway near mile marker 43.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Terry Vick was driving eastbound on the parkway when his vehicle crossed the median and struck a concrete abutment before coming to a stop, according to troopers.
The 43-year-old, a school resource officer at Hanson Elementary, was pronounced dead at the scene.
“What I would like to do is to make sure we keep his family in our thoughts and prayers. They’re going through a hard time right now,” Trooper Rob Austin with Kentucky State Police said.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.