A Nicholasville Police officer was driving to Richmond for training Wednesday when he was involved in a three-vehicle collision around 7 a.m. in Garrard County that took his life.
The accident occurred on US 27, just south of the Jessamine County line, according to Kentucky State Police in Richmond.
Officer Burke Rhoads, 35, was driving a Nicholasville Police cruiser when a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, driven by Chasity Gordon, 41, of Lancaster, turned left off of KY 1845, and collided with Rhoads' vehicle, causing him to lose control, the KSP release stated.
Rhoads’ vehicle then entered the oncoming lane and collided with a 2010 Black Cadillac SUV, operated by Sean Abraham, 47, of Lancaster.
Rhoads was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, where he pronounced dead by the Fayette County Coroner.
Chasity Gordon was transported to Ephriam McDowell Hospital in Danville with minor injuries.
Sean Abraham and two passengers in the Cadillac were transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, according to the KSP release.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Trooper Jeff Stith and the KSP Accident Reconstruction Team. Stith was assisted at the scene by other KSP personnel, Nicholasville Police, the Garrard County Sheriff's Office and Garrard County Fire & Rescue.