Police Officer Zachary Cottongim was struck and killed by an automobile as he attended to an abandoned vehicle on the side of I-64 near the Mellwood Avenue exit.
He was standing on the side of the highway when he was struck by a passing vehicle.
Officer Cottongim was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Officer Cottongim had served with the Louisville Metro Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife and two children.