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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It was a horrific crash. Police even called it one of the worst they had ever seen. We're learning more about some of the victims in a crash that killed six people and injured four others in Nicholasville.

Police say a station wagon crossed the median of US 27 and hit a van head-on Thursday night. A family of five in the station wagon died, along with one person in the van. The van belonged to the group "Refuge for Women" which helps women trying to leave the sex industry.

They had already overcome incredible personal struggles.

"The women that were in the vehicle, pretty much all women that come from Refuge for Women, they're all individuals that have either been trafficked or exploited," explained Refuge director Ked Frank, "they've all come from different locations to come here, to find healing and restoration and so a lot of them have families that are outside of Kentucky here. A lot of them have been with us for multiple months and others have been here less than two weeks. But they're all here for one purpose and that's to heal from some of the hurts and the pain that they've been through through the trafficking and exploitation."

He says the women were driving home from a worship service Thursday evening when the crash occurred.


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