Three Die In Fatal I-65 head-On Crash Friday Night
ROBERTSON COUNTY (Smokey Barn News) – A serious crash is affecting traffic in both directions on I65 North and South near mile marker 117 at the top of the county. (Location of crash)
The crash occurred just after 6 PM just inside the Tennessee border from Kentucky.
According to officials at the scene, the crash has taken the lives of three individuals.
According to reports, three vehicles are involved, two tractor-trailers and a passenger vehicle. What we understand so far is that the passenger vehicle, carrying Kentucky plates, and one of the semi’s collided head-on. How the second semi was involved was not immediately released.
Robertson County Emergency Medical Services, Cross Plains Rescue, Air EVAC Life Team and the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency were called to the scene.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is in charge of the investigation which will likely last for several hours.
One lane is open in both the north and southbound directions, however, drivers heading into or out of Tennessee should consider using Hwy 31 w.
We are communicating with officials, as soon as more information becomes available we will bring it to you.
UPDATE: Victim’s names released.
According to a release from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, three people died in the crash. They are identified as 53-year-old Shirley Posey of Bowling Green, KY, 53-year-old Robin Denise Cofer of Bowling Green, KY, and 58-year-old Michael Ray Posey of Russellville, KY.
According to the THP, the three that died in the crash were in a 2015 Nissan Versa.
According to the THP’s preliminary report, the crash involved the Nissan Versa and two tractor-trailers. The 2015 Nissan Versa (with three onboard) was traveling south on I-65 in the lane closest to the median when it was impacted in the rear by a tractor-trailer, the THP said.
The impact caused the Nissan to leave the roadway (left) into the median cutting-through to the northbound lanes of I-65 where it impacted another tractor-trailer head-on. After the head-on collision, both vehicles left the roadway and came to rest in the center median.
The driver of the first tractor-trailer was injured in the crash and transported to a local hospital. The driver of the second tractor-trailer was not injured.
All occupants in Nissan were pronounced deceased at the scene.
No charges have been filed against anyone involved in the crash.
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