Two adults and four children tragically lost their lives in a wrong-way crash on June 5, according to local sources. Kentucky authorities are still trying to piece together the cause of the crash that claimed the life of every individual involved. As with many motor vehicle accidents, this one remains under investigation.
The accident scene
According to the limited information provided in the report, it appears that a 38-year-old woman was driving south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 for reasons unknown when the accident occurred. She struck a northbound vehicle carrying five people, including four children and a 30-year-old woman. The force of the impact killed everyone in both cars.
The 38-year-old was alone in her vehicle, but the 30-year-old woman was transporting four children aged 2 to 11. The older driver and one of the children were pronounced dead at the scene, while the rest were transported to local hospitals where they later died. Police have no idea what caused the driver to go the wrong way on the highway, but their investigation will remain open until a cause for this tragedy is found.
Seeking monetary damages after these tragic incidents
Even if no additional facilitators for the crash are found by Kentucky police, the fact remains the driver was going the wrong way on the highway. This could be grounds for the grieving families to file wrongful death lawsuits against the other driver’s estate in civil court. Motor vehicle accidents causing fatalities often result in such lawsuits, which use police evidence of the driver’s material contribution to the crash to justify the court awarding damages to the grieving parties.