Police officer involved in crash on Shelbyville Road

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police are investigating after an officer-involved crash on Shelbyville Road. It happened around 5 a.m. at U.S. 60 and Urton Lane and involved an LMPD police cruiser and another vehicle.

According to LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell, an off-duty officer in an unmarked police cruiser (who was not on a run) was eastbound in the left lane when a Ford pickup truck turning left out of a gas station parking lot to head west collided with the officer.

The officer and the driver of the pickup were hospitalized, but their condition was not immediately known.

A dog carrier from the police cruiser was among the debris, but it wasn't clear if there was an animal in the car at the time of the crash.

We'll bring you the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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