Bowling Green woman is killed in crash involving Kentucky state trooper

A Bowling Green woman was killed Monday afternoon in a crash involving a Kentucky State Police trooper, according to Kentucky State Police.

Joyce Smith, 63, was killed when a patrol car driven by trooper Brian Gann collided with her pickup , police said. A passenger, Leroy Smith, 79, was treated at a hospital and released.

Gann was responding to an injury accident on William Simmons Road in Warren County with his patrol vehicle’s blue lights and siren activated about 4:17 p.m., according to state police. Gann was passing multiple vehicles when his vehicle struck the driver’s side of the Smiths’ pickup, which was turning left. The collision forced both vehicles into a ditch, police said.

Gann also was treated for minor injuries. Gann will be temporarily placed on administrative leave, according to state police.

The investigation remains open.

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