Crash kills two adults, three kids in Kenton County

Published: Oct. 27, 2017 at 12:24 PM EDT
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A crash in Northern Kentucky claimed the lives of a Grant County family.

The Kenton County Police Department responded to a crash on Thursday afternoon on Staffordsburg Road in Independence. Police say Daniel Gries's 2014 Honda Pilot crossed over into the path of a Honda Accord being driven by Rodney Pollitt Jr.

The coroner pronounced Pollitt and his four passengers dead at the scene. The coroner has since identified the victims as Samantha Malohn, 27, Hailieann Pollitt, 9, Brendan Pollitt, 8, and Cailie Pollitt, 6, all of Dry Ridge.

A medical helicopter flew Gries to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment.

Investigators are still looking into the cause of the crash.