Sheriff: Barren County deputy on duty when killed in collision

GLASGOW, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police are investigating after a Barron County Sheriff's Deputy was killed in a car accident.

Police responded to the call on KY 90 just west of Glasgow on Wednesday.

State Police say Ernest Franklin, 58, of Glasgow was traveling east on KY 90 when he went off the right shoulder, struck an embankment and tree stump before coming to a rest in a small pond.

Franklin was pronounced dead on the scene by the Barren County coroner's office.

Barren County Sheriff Kent Keen says the deputy was on duty at the time of the collision.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday in Louisville. The investigation is ongoing by the Kentucky State Police.

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