K-9 dies after collision that injured Kentucky sheriff's deputy, two others

Capt. Casey McCoy was making a left turn onto the bypass when a pickup truck hit the right side of his cruiser


By Karla Ward
Lexington Herald-Leader

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Boyle County Sheriff's Department is mourning the loss of a police dog that died after a crash Tuesday afternoon.

WKYT reports that Capt. Casey McCoy was injured in the crash, which the sheriff's office said occurred on the U.S. 150 Bypass at Daniel Drive at about 2:45 p.m.

Boyle County Sheriff's Office K-9 NiKi posed with a drug bust in May 2016. (Photo/Boyle County Sheriff's Office)
Boyle County Sheriff's Office K-9 NiKi posed with a drug bust in May 2016. (Photo/Boyle County Sheriff's Office)

According to WKYT, McCoy was making a left turn onto the bypass when a pickup truck hit the right side of his cruiser.

His canine partner, Nikki, 9, a Belgian malinois, died at the Animal Hospital of Danville, WKYT reported.

McCoy was treated for a hand injury at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, the sheriff's office said.

Two people in the pickup truck also had minor injuries and were taken to a hospital, according to WKYT.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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