Kelly S. Dutton, a C & L Electric lineman and former Star City police officer and Lincoln County deputy, was killed Saturday afternoon in a head-on collision near Hampton.

Dutton, 44, of Woodlawn, was traveling east on U.S. 278, about 3 miles east of Hampton when his Chevrolet pickup truck crossed the center line of the highway and into the path of a westbound 2006 Freightliner, according to a State Police preliminary report.

The driver of the Freightliner, whose name is not included in the preliminary report, was not injured.

The accident occurred at 3:57 p.m. The weather was clear and the roadway was dry.