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Five Dead In Crash On Rainy I-65

State Police were on the scene for much of the morning at a crash in Hart County that left five people dead.

Police say the crash happened in the southbound lanes of I-65, near the 61 mile marker.

Witnesses say at the time of the crash, it was raining so hard, drivers couldn't see very far in front of them. Police don't know who is at fault, but a semi truck, a pickup truck and a minivan ended up crashing.

Police say the semi was carrying large rolls of steel and when the crash happened, they fell off the truck, crushing the pickup truck. All three people inside that vehicle, including a child were killed.

Two people inside the minivan also died in the crash. Police say a passenger in that vehicle was hurt, but his injuries were not considered to be life threatening. The semi driver was also injured.

I-65 southbound was shut down at around 7:30 CST and reopened at around 11:00 CST.

Kentucky State Police released the names of the victims in the crash late Wednesday afternoon.

49-year-old David McGrath, 52-year-old Madeleine McGrath and 15-year-old Megan McGrath, all of Auburn, Kentucky, were killed in the pick-up truck.

51-year-old Myra Lawson and 22-year-old Cassandra Lawson of Elizabethtown were the two killed in the minivan.

Cassandra's twin sister, Jennifer, was treated and released from Hardin Memorial Hospital.


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