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Driver in crash that killed 11 was on phone

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A state police report says the Alabama
truck driver involved in a March crash that killed himself and 10
others in central Kentucky was talking on a cell phone.

Police say Kenneth Laymon of Jasper, Ala., crossed the median of
Interstate 65 in central Kentucky on March 26 and slammed into a
van carrying Mennonites traveling to a wedding in Iowa.

The Kentucky State Police report says Laymon did not have his
tractor-trailer under control. Two young children survived the
crash.

The report, obtained this week by The Courier-Journal of
Louisville, says Laymon may have also been speeding. The report
says another truck driver who witnessed the wreck estimated Laymon
was traveling at 80 mph.

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