TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Deputy Sheriff's Cruiser Strikes Deer
Date of News Release: 12/12/2012
Dixon, KY. (Webster County) -- The Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle, injury collision that occurred on KY 132, approximately three miles east of Dixon, on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 5:45 p.m.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Webster County Deputy Sheriff, Roy Starkey, age 45 of Providence, KY, was operating a 2009 Ford Crown Victoria eastbound on KY 132. Deputy Starkey was on patrol. While traveling eastbound, a deer entered the roadway. The cruiser struck and killed the deer.
Deputy Starkey was transported via ambulance to Baptist Health Madisonville where he was treated and released. He was wearing a seatbelt.
Trooper Jonathan Carlock conducted the investigation. The Webster County Sheriff?s Department and Webster County EMS assisted at the scene.