Six killed in crash after car driven on wrong side of highway

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Six people, including four children, have died in Kentucky after a car being driven the wrong way on a highway hit another vehicle.

The driver was heading south in the northbound lanes of the Interstate 75 when she crashed with a car carrying five people in Lexington on Saturday, killing all six involved.

A statement by the Fayette coroner identified the victims in the northbound car as Catherine Greene, 30, Santanna Greene, 11, Karmen Greene, 9, Brayden Boxwell, 5, and Jack Greene, 2 from Owentown, Kentucky.

The moment before the crash. Pic: WKYT
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The moment before the crash. Pic: WKYT

The driver of the car heading the opposite way was identified as 38-year-old Jamaica Natasha Caudill from Madison County.

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Both Ms Caudill and Karmen Greene died at the scene while the others were pronounced dead after being taken to hospital.

Police said they received a call about a car going in the wrong direction but the crash occurred before officers were able to locate the vehicle.

The crash on the busy north-south road, which crosses the country’s midsection from South Florida to the Canadian border, remains under investigation.

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It is the second multiple-fatality crash involving a driver going the wrong way on the interstate since January 2019, when six people died after a drunk-driver struck a car carrying five people from Michigan going on holiday.

A coroner later ruled the driver had a blood-alcohol content more than three times the legal limit.

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