A Kentucky State Police employee was killed Wednesday in a single-car crash on Interstate 64 in Rowan County, according to state police.
Benita Blanton, 51, worked as an inspector with the state police commercial vehicle branch, Trooper Joe Veeneman said. She was not a sworn officer.
Blanton was driving a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria on Wednesday morning when she lost control and the vehicle left the road and struck an embankment, according to state police. She died at the scene.
Blanton was hired in 2012 by Kentucky State Police as a dispatcher before transferring to commercial vehicle enforcement, according to state police.
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State police are investigating the crash.