LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say six people have died when a driver heading the wrong way on Interstate 75 struck a vehicle carrying five people.
Lexington police say a southbound car heading northbound struck the other car Saturday. Four of the victims were children.
A statement by the Fayette County coroner identified the family members as 30-year-old Catherine Greene of Owentown, and children ranging in age from 2 to 11.
According to LEX18, the children were 2-year-old Jack Greene, 5-year-old Brayden Boxwell, 9-year-old Karmen Greene and 11-year-old Santanna Greene.
The driver of the car driving the wrong way was identified as 38-year-old Jamaica Natasha Caudill of Madison County.
LEX18 reports that Caudill and 9-year-old Karmen Greene were pronounced dead at the scene.
Father Jim Sichko, a priest with the Archdiocese of Lexington and a missionary of mercy commissioned by Pope Francis, has offered to pay for the funeral expenses of the Greene family, according to LEX18.
LEX18 reports that Sichko was a witness to the crash. He told the station it was, "the most tragic situation I’ve seen in a long time."
The crash remains under investigation. It's the second multiple-fatality crash involving a wrong-way driver on I-75 in Lexington since 2019.