Owensboro Police Officer hospitalized after head-on collision in Philpot

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - An Owensboro Police Officer is hospitalized following a head-on collision in Philpot.

It happened around 10 p.m. Sunday night in front of the Kangaroo Gas Station on Highway 54.

Kentucky State Police say 19-year-old Justin Daffron was eastbound when he turned in front of officer Jeffery Jackson who was westbound.

Both driver were taken to OMHS.

Troopers say Jackson suffered neck and back injuries and Dafforn has a broken femur.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident.

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