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News Release

Kentucky State Police Investigating Officer Struck by Vehicle

Date of News Release: 4/17/2017

CADIZ, KY (April 17, 2017) – Kentucky State Police Post 1 responded to Main Street in front of Trigg County High School on April 17 at 3:38 p.m. for reports of a Cadiz Police Officer being struck by a vehicle.

Preliminary investigation has shown George A. Hicks, age 72, of Cadiz, Kentucky was operating a 2004 Chevrolet van eastbound on Main Street approaching the entrance to Trigg County Hospital when he struck David Colbert, a Cadiz Police Officer who was directing school traffic. Colbert was taken by ambulance to Trigg County Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Heavy rain and decreased visibility are believed to be factors in the collision. KSP does not anticipate any criminal charges from this collision investigation.

KSP was assisted on scene by Cadiz Police Department, Trigg County Sheriff Department, Trigg County Rescue, and Trigg County Ambulance Service.

The investigation is continuing by Trooper Nathan Clinkenbeard. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.