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Name Released of LaRue County Sheriff Deputy Involved in Accident

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By Allison Shepherd

UPDATE - Name released of LaRue County sheriff deputy involved in vehicle accident Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers responded to a head-on collision involving a LaRue County deputy sheriff on Thursday afternoon, November 1, 2018.

According to a KSP news release, at approximately 1:51 p.m. KSP received a call of a two- vehicle collision between the 3500 and 4500 block of Bardstown Road (US 31E) in LaRue County.

The preliminary investigation revealed, LaRue County Sheriff Deputy, Nathaniel Hall, was traveling south on Bardstown Road with his emergency lights and siren activated while responding to a burglar complaint in Upton. Barry Rucker (57) of Sonora, was traveling north on Bardstown Road in a 1994 GMC Pickup truck.

As Deputy Hall’s vehicle entered into a curve his vehicle crossed the centerline and into the path of the vehicle operated by Rucker. Rucker attempted to avoid Deputy Hall, but was unsuccessful before the two vehicles collided. Deputy Hall was transported by ambulance to University of Louisville Hospital for non-life threatening injuries and Rucker was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Bardstown Road was closed for approximately two hours while KSP Post 4 Troopers investigated the accident. KSP was assisted at the scene by LaRue County EMS and the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office. The collision is still under investigation by Trooper Shae Foley.