KSP Trooper Killed in Fatal Crash

Trooper Eric K. Chrisman
Grand Rivers, KY (Livingston County) - The Kentucky State Police is investigating a two-vehicle, fatality collision that occurred on US 62, approximately two miles west of Grand Rivers, on Tuesday, June 23, at 5:48 p.m. CST.

Trooper Eric K. Chrisman was operating a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Cruiser westbound on US 62 responding to a reckless driving complaint when he failed to negotiate a curve. His cruiser crossed into the eastbound lane into the path of an oncoming 2015 Freightliner tractor-trailer operated by Richard A. Burnham Jr., 53, Benton, KY.

The cruiser was impacted on the driver's side. Trooper Chrisman was pronounced dead at the scene by the Livingston County Coroner, Jeff Armstrong.

Mr. Burnham was transported via KSP personnel to the Marshall County Hospital where he was treated and released. Both operators were wearing seatbelts.

Trooper Chrisman, 23, was originally from Lawrenceburg, KY and was currently residing in Eddyville while assigned to Lyon County. Trooper Chrisman graduated from the KSP Academy, Class 92, in January of 2015.

The crash remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

The following agencies assisted at the scene: KSP CVE, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the Calvert City Police Department, Livingston County Sheriff's Department, Lyon County Sheriff's Department, Marshall County Sheriff's Department, Grand Lakes Fire Department, Gilbertsville Fire Department, Smithland Fire Department, Calvert City Fire Department, Livingston County EMS, Marshall County EMS, Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife, Kentucky Dam Village State Park Rangers, the Livingston County Coroner's Office, the McCracken County Coroner's Office, and the American Red Cross.

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New Booster Seat Law Takes Effect Today

Date of News Release: 06/24/2015

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - A new child safety seat law takes effect today, June 24. Governor Steve Beshear signed the booster seat bill into law on June 15, requiring children younger than eight and between 40 and 57 inches tall be secured in a booster seat.

"This new law sends parents and caregivers an important message that seat belts are not designed for children, but booster seats are," says KSP spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb.

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KSP Looking for New Leads in Officer Ellis Murder

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Nearly two years have passed since the murder of Bardstown Police Department Officer Jason Ellis. Kentucky State Police hope a new video plea for information will provide fresh leads about the case.

KSP Public Affairs Officer Trooper Jeff Gregory hopes today's video release will encourage someone, who may have information about the case, to contact authorities.

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Confiscated Weapons Sale

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Next Confiscated Weapons Auctions will be July 21, 2015 and open to Federally Licensed Dealers Only.

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