A college golf coach was killed over the weekend as he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle. He was 55.
Western Kentucky announced that men's golf coach Phillip Hatchett after getting hit by a car while riding his bike along US 68 in Logan County. He was reportedly biking with a group of people and at least one other person was injured.
The Logan County Sheriff's Office is investigating the accident.
Western Kentucky released the following statement:
"Our hearts are broken following the tragic passing of Phillip Hatchett," WKU athletic director Todd Stewart said. "He was an outstanding individual in every respect, a kind soul liked and respected by all and someone who cared deeply for his players whom he considered family. Phillip exhibited pure class in everything he did. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Beth, and the entire Hatchett family."
Hatchett was a graduate of WKU.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. May he rest in peace.
You can view the full release here.