Ky. sheriff's deputy killed in crash

Ernest Franklin, 58, was driving east when he drove off the right shoulder, striking an embankment

Duty Death: Ernest Franklin - [Barren County, Kentucky]

End of Service: 04/03/2014


By Justin Madden
Lexington Herald-Leader

BARREN COUNTY, Ky. — A Barren County sheriff's deputy died in a wreck on Wednesday night.

Ernest Franklin, 58, of Glasgow, was driving east on Ky. 90 when he drove off the right shoulder, striking an embankment and a tree stump and stopping in a pond, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.

(Barren County Sheriff's Office Image)
(Barren County Sheriff's Office Image)

Franklin was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday in Louisville.

According to Barren County Sheriff Kent Keen, Franklin was on duty at the time of the crash.

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