Michigan family of 5, Georgetown man identified in deadly Interstate 75 crash

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Published: Jan. 6, 2019 at 7:08 AM EST
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The Fayette County Coroner's Office has identified the six killed in a wreck on Interstate 75 in Lexington.

The crash killed a family of five from Northville, Michigan, and 41-year-old Joey Lee Bailey of Georgetown. The family members killed in the crash were 42-year-old Issam Abbas, 38-year-old Rima Abbas, 14-year-old Ali Abbas, 13-year-old Isabella Abbas and 7-year-old Giselle Abbas.

The Abbas family was travelling home from a Florida vacation. The coroner's office believes Bailey was under the influence.

Lexington police say they received a report of a white pickup truck driving in the wrong direction on northbound I-75 just before 2:30 a.m. Shortly thereafter, a collision was reported around the 106 mile marker.

When investigators got to the scene they discovered that the pickup truck driven by Bailey had hit the family's SUV head-on, causing the SUV to burst into flames.

Officials remained at the scene of the collision for hours, before reopening lanes at around 7:15 a.m..

The Lexington Police Department is now asking for help from anyone in the public who may have seen the white pickup truck prior to the collision.

Toxicology results are pending.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at (859) 258-3663.