Six people from an Indiana family were killed and a child was injured Thursday night in a crash on Interstate 65 near Bowling Green, according to Kentucky State Police.
State police identified the five people killed in a Hyundai van as Robert Hogan, 77, Jonell Boster, 48, and Carl Boster, 17, all of Beech Grove, Ind.; and Lonnie Boster, 59 and Lonnie D. Boster, 30, both of Indianapolis. The sixth person who was killed was in a separate car. Police had not released that person’s name Friday evening.
Another passenger in the van, a boy that police did not identify, was seriously injured and was taken to Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, state police said.
The four-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of the interstate, just past the National Corvette Museum exit, was reported at 10:38 p.m. Thursday, according to state police. The crash involved the two cars and two tractor-trailers.
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The crash occurred in a construction zone where a three-lane section narrows to two lanes, according to state police. Investigators said a first tractor-trailer was was stopped in the right lane because of traffic congestion and two cars had stopped behind it. A second tractor-trailer failed to stop and plowed into a stopped car, police said.
State police said William Sowell, 58, of Milan, Tenn., was driving north in a 2014 Volvo tractor-trailer when he hit one of the cars that was stopped in the road, causing what a release described as a chain-reaction collision.
Sowell was not seriously injured.
The driver of the other truck involved, a 2016 Freightliner, was Keith Vickers, 64, of Hamden, Ohio. He did not report being injured, police said.
All northbound lanes of I-65 were closed until about 5 a.m. Friday.