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Friday, March 26, 2010

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At least 11 People killed In Kentucky Highway Crash

At least 11 people were killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a church van in Kentucky Friday, NBC reported.

The accident happened on I-65 near Cave City, north of Bowling Green, at about 5:17 a.m. central time on the northbound lane.

A department of transportation official said a southbound semi-truck crossed the median and crashed head-on into an 18-passenger van, NBC said. At least one of the vehicles was said to have burst into flames.

The driver of the truck was killed, along with multiple passengers in the van, NBC said.

Other passengers in the van were transported to the hospital. They were Mennonites travelling in what is thought to be a church vehicle, NBC said.

Coroners from other counties were on the way to the scene to assist the Hart County Coroner.

I-65 was closed in both directions at the Cave City exit and NBC said it could remain so for up to eight hours. Detours were in place.

State troopers and police from Elizabethtown and Bowling Green were assisting at the scene.

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Sources: MSNBC, Google Maps

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