Lexington Police officer’s name released in deadly pedestrian accident

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Police officer who was involved in a deadly accident involving a pedestrian overnight Wednesday has been identified by the department.

Police say Officer Jordan Truett was driving on Euclid Avenue near Woodland Avenue when he struck 50-year old Dave Miles with his police car.

The Fayette County coroner says Miles died of multiple blunt force injuries at UK Hospital just before 3:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

Police say Truett was on-duty at the time, responding to a request from another officer for assistance on a traffic stop.

Investigators say his body-worn camera was activated when he hit Miles.

According to the Catholic Action Center Miles had been homeless and living on the streets for 5 years.

Friends gathered at the shelter on Wednesday night to remember Miles. They say he had a smile you would remember, he had a friendly personality, and he gave others hope.

The Lexington Police Department’s Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) is investigating the accident. The department’s Public Integrity Unit is also conducting an internal review.

Truett has been administratively reassigned while the investigation continues, which is standard operating procedure anytime an officer is involved in a pedestrian death.

He has been with the department since March 2013, according to police.

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