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Community In Shock After Four Die In Crash

Grief counselors were on hand Thursday at a Marion County Elementary School after two of its students died in a tragic accident.

Four people died in the accident on Kentucky 55 in Washington County at around 8:00 Wednesday morning.

Police say Melanie Wise of Bardstown was the driver of an SUV that collided with a tractor trailer and caught fire.

Wise, along with her three children ages one, six and seven died.

Seven-year-old Madeline and six-year-old David were both students at Calvary Elementary School in Marion County. They commuted to the school in Lebanon even though they lived in Bardstown. One year old Charlotte was also riding in the vehicle.

An autopsy was performed on Melanie Wise's body on Thursday in Louisville.

We'll have the latest details from a shocked community coming up on 27 NEWSFIRST at 5:30.


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