Police release name of officer involved in cruiser crash


by Brittany Gonzalez


Posted on August 14, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 22 at 2:05 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- An LMPD officer suffered non-life threatening injuries Tuesday after crashing his car into a home on the Outer Loop.

Witnesses say a gold truck cut the officer off around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The LMPD officer Kenneth Angelini was responding to an emergency call with lights and sirens on.

Angelini is currently assigned to the 7th Division and has been an officer since June of 2007. Officer Angelini has been released from the hospital and is resting at home.

“The truck spurred over into the grass and kept going. The cop went into the yard and into the house,” Jesse Cundiff said.

Jacob Gallagher was on his porch when he witnessed the crash, “It was kind of like wow…a police officer is in a house. His whole car is in the house.”

Three people, including a baby, were in the family room of the house, but no one was injured.

“The whole family...the police officer…it is just a lucky circumstance,” Gallagher said.

Police have boarded up the home in the 6300 block of Outer Loop because the structure is unstable and unsafe for anyone to be inside. The family is currently staying at a hotel.

Police tell WHAS11 they did talk to the driver of the truck. No charges have been filed, but LMPD says the investigation is ongoing.

LMPD police spokesperson Carey Klain says the officer was transported to the hospital as a precaution, with what looks to be minor injuries.