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KSP: Officer killed was wearing seatbelt

Officer Mark A. Taulbee (Source: LaRue County Herald News) Officer Mark A. Taulbee (Source: LaRue County Herald News)

HODGENVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Kentucky police officer killed in an accident was wearing his seatbelt despite being thrown from the vehicle.

Hodgenville Police Officer Mark Taulbee, 43, crashed his cruiser during a pursuit early Sunday. He later died at University Hospital.

Kentucky State Trooper Norman Chaffins said he personally examined Officer Taulbee's seatbelt. He said the anchor was still in the buckle, but that the seatbelt ripped on impact.

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