Officer Dies in Car Accident

A Princeton, Ky. police officer from Hopkinsville is dead after a single-vehicle car accident.

State Police say 54-year-old Officer David Scott of Hopkinsville, Ky., died yesterday morning when his truck hit a ditch near Princeton.

Police say the truck slipped off the right side of the road and overturned several times.

Scott was off-duty from the Princeton Police Department at the time of the crash.

Investigating officers say he was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the truck as it flipped.