Post 15 Kentucky State Trooper David Gibbs dies in crash


BUFFALO, Ky. – The Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred today at 6:27 a.m. in LaRue County.   KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown received a call from LaRue County Dispatch to investigate a two-vehicle collision on KY Hwy. 210 near the Buffalo area.

Upon arrival, investigators discovered a Kentucky State Police 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Cruiser, which was operated by Sergeant David Gibbs, 42, of Campbellsville.   Sgt. Gibbs was traveling westbound on KY Hwy. 210 when he lost control of his vehicle in a sharp, rain soaked curve.  The vehicle traveled into the oncoming lane, where it was struck by a 2015 white Jeep, operated by Patrick Judd, 63, of Louisville.

Patrick Judd was transported to the Harden Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

David Gibbs was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaRue County Coroner’s Office.

Weather is considered a contributing factor in the collision.

Kentucky State Police were assisted at the scene by Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Buffalo Rescue and Fire, LaRue County Fire Department, Hodgenville Police Department, LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, LaRue County Fire Department, LaRue County EMS, and LaRue County Coroner’s Office.

The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

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