How many were killed on I-65 earlier?

How many were killed on I-65 earlier?

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Nick

United States

#1 Jul 9, 2010
They said that was one of the worst wrecks in the history of 65 earlier today. It involved numerous veichles and the news at 10 pm said multiple fatalities. How many were killed and what exactly happened? WBKO was not very descriptive of what exactly happened.
So sad

Summer Shade, KY

#2 Jul 9, 2010
I thought one fatality, but I may be wrong. I hope it wasn't any more and wish it wasn't any. Please say a prayer for all families involved and affected by this tragedy.

“"Just Myself"”

Since: May 10

"Near The Lake"

#3 Jul 9, 2010
Nick wrote:
They said that was one of the worst wrecks in the history of 65 earlier today. It involved numerous veichles and the news at 10 pm said multiple fatalities. How many were killed and what exactly happened? WBKO was not very descriptive of what exactly happened.
I know it!I saw that myself on WBKO and man it looked terrible!!I know for sure that I heard them say at least two people but I have no idea where they were from though.It looked like an over-turned Semi and then that silver car hit the back of that Semi Trailor and then I really couldn't tell much more about it.Just horrible.I pray for those people and families though.I have no idea of how it happened and I didn't quite catch it.Makes you almost have that fear of even driving on the Interstates anymore.
David

White Plains, KY

#4 Jul 10, 2010
TWO SEPARATE ACCIDENTS CLOSE INTERSTATE FRIDAY NIGHT; ONE DEAD IN 7 CAR PILE UP

Saturday, 10 July 2010 05:02

One two occasions Friday evening Interstate 65 was closed due to multiple car accidents.

This first accident happened at the 51 mile marker northbound between Park City and Cave City. 7 cars were involved in a chain reaction accident that claimed the life of one person. 33 year old LaShawn Macrae of Winston Salem North Carolina was declared deceased at the scene by Barren County Coroner Mike Swift. According to the report. Two vehicles had stopped in the left lane because of an uninvolved collision during a heavy downpour, when the other vehicles traveling behind became mangled in the 7 car pileup. 1 person was taken to Bowling Green Med Center. 4 were treated at T.J. Samson hospital. The other vehicles were from Ohio, Indiana, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee.

Numerous law enforcement agencies were involved in the investigation as well as the Cave City and Park City fire departments.

Then later in the evening, about 7:30 4 cars were involved in an accident near the Munfordville Exit southbound at the 65 mile marker. The Interstate was once again at a stand still, as a truck reportedly overturned. No more details are known at this time.
Really

Glasgow, KY

#5 Jul 10, 2010
Why were cars and trucks lined up from Glasgow to Cave City on Hwy 90?
Awesome

Glasgow, KY

#6 Jul 11, 2010
I saw the I-65 detour signs on the by-pass. I think they diverted traffic off I-65 on the Cumberland Parkway and ran them though Glasgow to the Cave City exit to get around the wreck. I saw a ton of semis and other traffic on the bypass.
Really

Glasgow, KY

#7 Jul 11, 2010
Awesome wrote:
I saw the I-65 detour signs on the by-pass. I think they diverted traffic off I-65 on the Cumberland Parkway and ran them though Glasgow to the Cave City exit to get around the wreck. I saw a ton of semis and other traffic on the bypass.
Thanks! I couldn't figure it out!
bigjeep

Glasgow, KY

#8 Jul 11, 2010
Back when I-65 was to be routed through that section there were out cries that it was Holy Land; in that it was the site of many old Indian Burial Mounds. The road was originally to be routed on the west side of Mammoth Cave but through no small part of Gov Louie B Nunn it got shifted to the east side; closer to Glasgow...

Some might say the high rate of accidents are no accidents...Some might even say that there is a Nunn curse...(see son in jail...)just sayin...
newsisnevercorre ct

Glasgow, KY

#9 Jul 11, 2010
" 33 year old LaShawn Macrae of Winston Salem North Carolina was declared deceased at the scene by Barren County Coroner Mike Swift. "

he did not die on scene, mike swift was not one scene. Lashawn McRae dead in rout to the hospital. Only thing that gets on my nerves is when the news is false for what ever reason.
Curious

Shepherdsville, KY

#10 Jul 11, 2010
bigjeep wrote:
Back when I-65 was to be routed through that section there were out cries that it was Holy Land; in that it was the site of many old Indian Burial Mounds. The road was originally to be routed on the west side of Mammoth Cave but through no small part of Gov Louie B Nunn it got shifted to the east side; closer to Glasgow...
Some might say the high rate of accidents are no accidents...Some might even say that there is a Nunn curse...(see son in jail...)just sayin...
I too have heard this and what else could be the answer as there are more and more accidents happening thru that stretch of road...as you said...just sayin.........
Really

Glasgow, KY

#11 Jul 11, 2010
bigjeep wrote:
Back when I-65 was to be routed through that section there were out cries that it was Holy Land; in that it was the site of many old Indian Burial Mounds. The road was originally to be routed on the west side of Mammoth Cave but through no small part of Gov Louie B Nunn it got shifted to the east side; closer to Glasgow...
Some might say the high rate of accidents are no accidents...Some might even say that there is a Nunn curse...(see son in jail...)just sayin...
I've also heard that many people think the high rate of accidents in that stretch of road is because it was built over an Indian burial ground. I don't think there is a Nunn curse though!
Well

Glasgow, KY

#12 Jul 11, 2010
Most call that stretch of I-65 "Death valley" and it proves itself OVER and OVER again each year!
how about

Glasgow, KY

#13 Jul 12, 2010
Well wrote:
Most call that stretch of I-65 "Death valley" and it proves itself OVER and OVER again each year!
Something needs to be done about it then. If it saved one life it would be worth it. Begin a mile or so back with signs slowing the traffic. If I read correctly both accidents on Friday had 18 wheeler trucks involved.(I could be wrong) Wouldn't hurt one thing to begin slowing the traffic down through that path and another mile or two.

“"Just Myself"”

Since: May 10

"Near The Lake"

#14 Jul 12, 2010
how about wrote:
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Something needs to be done about it then. If it saved one life it would be worth it. Begin a mile or so back with signs slowing the traffic. If I read correctly both accidents on Friday had 18 wheeler trucks involved.(I could be wrong) Wouldn't hurt one thing to begin slowing the traffic down through that path and another mile or two.
That is a very good idea and I hope and Pray that something is put into place very soon before more lives are taken.

I used to travel that stretch of Interstate each day and it is terrible and I have personally assisted with accidents there.Some I can still see in my mind sometimes as they were so bad and so many innocent lives taken way too soon.
Do This

Lexington, KY

#15 Jul 12, 2010
RANT WARNING!!!

The fatalities will not stop until something is done about the piss-poor driving skills of the people along that road. I can't tell you how many times I've been tailgated WAY too closely, and no I do not drive slow. Much the opposite.

People pass like it's a f___king NASCAR race - Hey buddy, go draft someone else - there's no finish line around that left-hand turn dumbazz.

If I'm passing someone, going WELL above the speed limit, and if I'm being followed by someone (also passing), there is NO REASON to ride my bumper so closely that I can see the hairs on scumstache. That goes for you too, Mr. Meth Head Trucker.

And while I'm ranting, how about we increase State Trooper patrol of I-65, not so much for speeding, but for POOR DRIVING. And bust some major ass for drivers driving aggressively - ESPECIALLY semis!!!

While we're at it, let's start rigorously enforcing the new cell phone txting law. I saw a dumbass doing this the other day and he literally curbed his tire on the divider wall on 65 while going about 75 MPH. Bet he doesn't do THAT again!

In Germany, there are NO speed limits on sections of the Autobahn yet there are very few accidents. The difference is that Germans view driving as more than just a chore that you have to do between points A and B. Get your act together people. I urge you to go see what REALLY happens after an accident. I warn you though, it's not pretty, but can leave a lasting impression.

“"Just Myself"”

Since: May 10

"Near The Lake"

#16 Jul 12, 2010
Do This wrote:
RANT WARNING!!!
The fatalities will not stop until something is done about the piss-poor driving skills of the people along that road. I can't tell you how many times I've been tailgated WAY too closely, and no I do not drive slow. Much the opposite.
People pass like it's a f___king NASCAR race - Hey buddy, go draft someone else - there's no finish line around that left-hand turn dumbazz.
If I'm passing someone, going WELL above the speed limit, and if I'm being followed by someone (also passing), there is NO REASON to ride my bumper so closely that I can see the hairs on scumstache. That goes for you too, Mr. Meth Head Trucker.
And while I'm ranting, how about we increase State Trooper patrol of I-65, not so much for speeding, but for POOR DRIVING. And bust some major ass for drivers driving aggressively - ESPECIALLY semis!!!
While we're at it, let's start rigorously enforcing the new cell phone txting law. I saw a dumbass doing this the other day and he literally curbed his tire on the divider wall on 65 while going about 75 MPH. Bet he doesn't do THAT again!
In Germany, there are NO speed limits on sections of the Autobahn yet there are very few accidents. The difference is that Germans view driving as more than just a chore that you have to do between points A and B. Get your act together people. I urge you to go see what REALLY happens after an accident. I warn you though, it's not pretty, but can leave a lasting impression.
Very good post!!!! Yes and I agree with you 100% on how those accident scenes are,I really do.Like I said,I still have just visions in my head and thoughts of what I have seen and dealt with on that Interstate.This stems from Smiths Grove past the Munfordville Exit.

Just terrible and yes it will forever leave a lasting impression.Just really sad when you hear the cries of people trapped in a mangled vehicle,whether it be a Semi or your average everyday vehicle on fire or otherwise,I know,been there and worked those scenes.Just maybe something will be done to help slow down some these people in average everyday vehicles and also the Semi Drivers.

Not saying anything badly about the new Semi Drivers with very little experience behind that wheel,but you look at the statistics and will tell it own story.It doesn't matter persay if you have driven 1 year to 30 years accidents will happen but some of those are accidents that could have been prevented but on the downside,there is so much"Oh I have been driving for X amount of years and I got this thing and nothing to fear!" Those vehicles are not the one with the pair of eyes and the mentality,it is that person behind that wheel and their choice and behavior.Just my thoughts or at least a small portion.
jim

Glasgow, KY

#17 Jul 12, 2010
Really wrote:
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I've also heard that many people think the high rate of accidents in that stretch of road is because it was built over an Indian burial ground. I don't think there is a Nunn curse though!
The reason there is so many accidents is because people are in too much of a hurry and they drive too fast,tailgate and don,t watch what they are doing. Just because the speed limit is 70 does not mean you have to drive that fast. The speed limit needs to be lowered to 60.2637
Do This

Glasgow, KY

#18 Jul 12, 2010
I still contend that it's not the speed that's the problem. I don't think even RAISING the speed limit will affect the accident rate on that road. The average speed on I-65 in that stretch is somewhere between 70-80 mph. That's plenty fast enough to make just about any minor slip a fatal accident.

Until you address the REAL issue here, poor driving skills, lowering the speed limit will not help a damn thing, except produce more tickets.
Ben

Big Clifty, KY

#19 Jul 12, 2010
I used to think the speed limit being raised to 70 would be a good thing, but I am having second thoughts. I hate to get on I-65. 70 means 80-90. How many big trucks to you see breaking the speed limit and have you ever seen one pulled over by the State Police? How many do you see speeding and on their cell phones? How many are on your bumper when you are doing 70? I drive 31 whenever possible.
Elle from Chicago

Orland Park, IL

#20 Aug 11, 2010
We were about a mile and a half from the accident when it occured, so we were minutes from being in it ourselves. I recall the rain, and then it dried up, THEN we all came to a halt. I asked the trucker next to us and his s/b trucker friends reported a 10 car ax that looked bad. Ambulances were tearing up the shoulder. I remember telling my hubby that this is a horribly unsafe area. Trucker told us it was going to be a minimum of a 2 hour standstill. No way did we wait. We drove backwards on the shoulder (as did many) and then took an alternate way. I don't know exactly how long 65 n/b was closed for, but I can tell you it was backed up very far on I-65. I checked online, and the pics taken by bystanders showed a car pinned under a truck and another car slammed into the pinned car and went under the trunk of the pinned car. I am pretty sure the deceased was the drived of the pinned car. Sad. And then there was another backup in the s/b lanes, possibly for the same ax, but I don't know for sure. RIP to the man that died at the scene and I hope all of the rest recover without problems.

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