Louisville Water employees hit by car, 1 killed

Jimmy Stone (right) was killed in the Monday collision. (Photo: Louisville Water Company)
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say a car involved in a crash was pushed off a road and into two Louisville Water workers, killing one of them.

The water utility company in Kentucky said 17-year employee Jimmy Stone died after the crash Monday afternoon. The company says Chad Harper, a 23-year employee, was also hit but is recovering.

Louisville Metro police spokesman Dwight Mitchell says one car ran a stop sign, hitting the other vehicle and pushing it into the workers. Mitchell says both drivers had non-life-threatening injuries.

A witness told WAVE-TV the workers had been repairing a fire hydrant damaged in a crash Saturday.

Louisville Water Company President and CEO Spencer Bruce said in a statement that Harper and Stone garnered attention last year when they saved a kitten from a fire hydrant.