Earle , AR, police officer Kenneth J. Culbreath was killed in a crash driving home from his shift. (Photo: Crittenden Co. Sheriff Mike Allen's Facebook Page)

Earle , AR, police officer Kenneth J. Culbreath was killed in a crash driving home from his shift. (Photo: Crittenden Co. Sheriff Mike Allen's Facebook Page)

An Earle, AR, police officer was killed driving home from his shift late Saturday when he lost control of his pickup on a wet highway in east Arkansas, authorities said.

The crash happened around 11:45 p.m. on Arkansas 50 at Heth in St. Francis County, according to a preliminary report.

Police say Kenneth J. Culbreath, 53, of Wynne lost control of a 1999 Chevrolet pickup at a curve, causing the vehicle to travel off the highway, Arkansas Online reports.

The vehicle then flipped several times before coming to a rest in a field, according to authorities.

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