Constable Killed

Constable struck by car, dies at hospital

A Grayson County constable has been killed in a traffic accident west of Leitchfield late last night. State Police say 39-year-old Steven Hutchinson had stopped his vehicle facing eastbound in the westbound lanes of Kentucky 54 while trying to apprehend a juvenile. The driver of a vehicle approaching told police he was confused about which lane the other car was in, although emergency lights were activated. By the time 18-year-old Brandon Polston realized the constable's vehicle was stopped in his lane, he was unable to stop in time and struck Hutchinson and the juvenile.

Hutchinson died and the 16-year-old was taken to University of Louisville Hospital with what a release described as "severe" injuries.