Public welcomed at funeral procession for KSP trooper killed in crash

Funeral arrangements announced for KSP trooper killed in crash
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Investigators work to reconstruct the deadly crash (Source: Matt Fluegge/KFVS)
Investigators work to reconstruct the deadly crash (Source: Matt Fluegge/KFVS)
Investigators worked through the night to figure out exactly what happened. (Source: Matt Fluegge/KFVS)
Investigators worked through the night to figure out exactly what happened. (Source: Matt Fluegge/KFVS)

MARSHALL COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Funeral arrangements for the Kentucky State Police trooper killed in a crash have been released.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 29 at Ninevah Christian Church, 1195 Ninevah Rd., Lawrenceburg, Ky.

Pastors Terry Cooper and Will Cooper will officiate the service. Burial will follow services at the Sand Spring Cemetery in Anderson County with full KSP honors.

The Kentucky State Police Honor Guard will serve as casket bearers. Honorary bearers will be Jerry Miliam, Matt Sudduth, Don McCormick, Doug Carter, Tim Lucas and Mike Carnahan.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 28 and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday at the church.

The family suggests memorial contributions to:

Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg
126 South Main St.
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342


Supporting Heroes
P.O. Box 991547
Louisville, KY 40269-1547

You can click here for more information from the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home.

The funeral procession is scheduled for Monday, June 29 beginning at about 12:30 p.m.

According to KSP, they received many requests from the community wishing to pay their respects during the funeral procession. For that reason, they say they are providing a procession route to the public and welcome those wishing to pay their respects for Trooper Chrisman.

The route includes:

  • Leave Ninevah Christian Church, 1195 Ninevah Road, Lawrenceburg, Ky.
  • Travel south on Ninevah Rd. (KY 326) to US 127 South through Lawrenceburg
  • Proceed to Sand Spring Baptist Church Cemetery

The US 62 Tennessee River Bridge below Kentucky Dam at the Marshall-Livingston county line was reopened early on Wednesday morning.

According Kentucky State Police, the trooper, 23-year-old Eric Chrisman out of Post 1 in Mayfield, was killed in the crash.

Keith Todd, with KYTC, said US 62 was was closed for more than 10 hours overnight while investigators reconstructed the crash.

The crash happened on U.S. 62 about 2 miles west of Grand Rivers, at 5:48 p.m.

Kentucky State Police say Chrisman was driving a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser westbound on U.S. 62, responding to a reckless driving complaint, when he failed to negotiate a curve.

They say his cruiser crossed into the eastbound lane into the path of an oncoming 2015 Freightliner tractor trailer driven by Richard A. Burnham, Jr., 53, of Benton, Ky.

According to police, the tractor trailer hit the cruiser on the driver's side.

Trooper Chrisman was pronounced dead at the scene by Livingston County Coroner Jeff Armstrong.

Burnham was taken to an area hospital by KSP personnel where he was treated and released.

Chrisman was originally from Lawrenceburg, Ky. and was currently living in Eddyville while assigned to Lyon County. He graduated from the KSP Academy, Class 92, in January of 2015.

This was along US 62 between the US 641 Interchange at Kentucky Dam Village State Park in Marshall County and the KY 451/Dover Road interchange at Lake City in Livingston County, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, the flag has been lowered to half staff at the Law Enforcement Memorial Monument at the McCracken County Courthouse.

The order comes from McCracken County Judge Executive Bob Leeper in honor of Chrisman.

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