KSP: Hopkins Co. Deputy dies in accident
HOPKINS Co., Ky (WFIE) - A deputy with the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office has died in a single-vehicle crash.
According to officials, the KSP post two in Madisonville was contacted by Muhlenberg County Dispatch just before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Officials say 43-year-old Hopkins County Deputy Terry Vick was driving eastbound on the Western Kentucky Parkway. They say around the 43-mile marker his vehicle crossed the median, struck a guard rail and struck a concrete abutment before coming to a rest.
According to officials, the cause of Deputy Vick crossing the median is unknown.
The Hopkins County Coroner’s Office pronounced Vick deceased 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 Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Office says Deputy Vick was the School Resource Officer at Hanson Elementary.
“The love that he had for being an SRO and the compassion shown, truly exhibited the calling that he had on his life to lead and protect. He will be missed and this is one of those situations where the entire community as well as surrounding communities, our hearts are broken. But we press on, knowing that this is what Deputy Vick would want us to do," Robert Carter, Director of engagement equity and school support said.
They say he just completed an overnight security detail at Madisonville North Hopkins COVID-19 testing site.
The Sheriff’s office says Deputy Vick was a husband, father, former marine veteran and a 17-year law enforcement officer.
“He was a great man. A great man, an excellent SRO. Our prayers go out to his family. And our prayers go out to the entire community," Carter said.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.
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