Trooper crashes while transporting suspect to jail

DRY RIDGE, KY (FOX19) - A Kentucky State Police Trooper and a suspect he was transporting to jail were taken to the hospital Thursday morning after the trooper crashed his cruiser.

It happened around 1:22 a.m. on Taft Highway in Dry Ridge.

Police say Trooper Ron Gilbert, 45, was taking Justin Malott, 19, to the Grant County Detention Center when he attempted to negotiate a left hand curve, lost control of the car and slid off the roadway, striking a tree.

Both Gilbert and Malott were transported to St. Elizabeth Grant County, where they were treated and released for minor injuries. Malott was then taken to the Grant County Detention Center, where he is charged with service of a felony warrant.

The crash remains under investigation.

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