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Cause of Barren County Sheriff deputy crash, death, investigated

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) Kentucky State Police are investigating why a Barren County Sheriff's deputy drove off the road and crashed, killing himself.

WBKO-TV in Bowling Green reported (http://bit.ly/1gVtHfn ) that Ernest Franklin, a deputy since 2006, swerved off Highway 90 in southern Kentucky on Wednesday and hit an embankment before stopping in a pond.

Troopers are trying to determine why Franklin drove off the road.

Franklin worked for the department serving papers.

No one else was injured during the accident.

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Information from: WBKO-TV, http://www.wbko.com

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