Police still have not released the names of those involved in a tragic crash which killed three and injured three. However, we have talked to a family friend of the sole survivor of the red SUV.
Friends of the family tell us the sole survivor was a 14 year old girl. She was traveling with her 14 year old friend and the friends parents after her grandmother had given her permission to go on a trip with them.
The 14 year old girl is from Louisville and currently has family with her now at the Tennessee Medical Center.
Friends of the family say the 14 year old has broken ribs, a broken collarbone and a bruised spine, but is expected to fully recover. Her family is currently working to get her transported back to Louisville.
The crash happened Friday afternoon near mile marker 19, in Whitley County between Corbin and Williamsburg. Police were on the scene for hours investigating.
"A black Toyota pick up truck started to merge left into the fast lane. Did not notice the maroon Ford until it merged over into that lane. Vehicles made contact same direction, side swipe type impact," explains Kentucky State Police Sergeant Greg Reams. He says both cars flipped. Three people in the red SUV died.
"The maroon vehicle was airborne at one point. It did roll over several times and the black Toyota did roll," states Sergeant Reams, "both vehicles are Kentucky registered vehicles so they were on their way back home from Tennessee."
We're told the family in the red SUV is from Jefferson County. One person in their car survived the wreck. The two people in the black truck are from Florence. Police say they are okay.
The names of the drivers and passengers involved have not been released.
All lanes of Interstate 75 have reopened at the crash scene.
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