10 people dead from wreck on I65

10 people dead from wreck on I65

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news alert

Glasgow, KY

#1 Mar 26, 2010
This morning around 5:30 I read. Tractor trailer hit one van.
concerned citizen

Glasgow, KY

#2 Mar 26, 2010
news alert wrote:
This morning around 5:30 I read. Tractor trailer hit one van.
Wbko said now at least 11 dead
OMG

Glasgow, KY

#3 Mar 26, 2010
news alert wrote:
This morning around 5:30 I read. Tractor trailer hit one van.
wbko said it was 11 god be with everyone
hum

Glasgow, KY

#4 Mar 26, 2010
10 died in van and the truck driver died also. There were two small children in car seats that survied.
faith

Glasgow, KY

#5 Mar 26, 2010
Please keep these family's in our prayers this is horrible
Sad

Lexington, KY

#6 Mar 26, 2010
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/03/26/kentucky.wre...

(CNN)-- At least 11 people were killed in a wreck on Interstate 65 in Kentucky on Friday morning, a spokesman for the Kentucky State Police said.

The wreck happened between 5:30 and 6 a.m., said Lt. David Jude.

A tractor-trailer apparently crossed the median and hit a passenger van head on, he said. Most of the 11 who died were in the van, he said, but the tractor-trailer driver also died.

The van was from Burkesville, Kentucky; the truck driver was from Alabama, Jude said.

"The scene is really chaotic right now," he said.

WLKY: Several killed in Kentucky crash

The wreck happened at mile marker 63 on I-65 in southwestern Kentucky. The wreck site is roughly 40 miles northwest of the city of Bowling Green, near Mammoth Cave National Park.
Bad Deal

Muskegon, MI

#7 Mar 26, 2010
I guess those concreate barriers did not help. Thats a bad area right there. Since they put up the cables there have been 100's of hits on them. To many trucks on the road these days, they get in the left lane and play leap frog with other and block traffic for miles. Once they move over the drivers are pissed off and take off like a rocket.
Loralei

Glasgow, KY

#8 Mar 26, 2010
This gives me cold chills. I can't imagine receiving a phone call telling me that 10 of my family members have been killed.
what

Glasgow, KY

#9 Mar 26, 2010
I just talked to a friend in Burkesville and they said the victims were in a church van. He said as you are leaving Marrowbone around that curve where all the outbuildings are sitting out front for sale is the church that these people were members of...or at least that's what he has heard this morning in Burkesville.

“Just for fun”

Since: Apr 09

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#11 Mar 26, 2010
Dee wrote:
The truck driver was on meth is what the boys were saying at coffee break this morning.
This is a horrific thing...I feel so sorry for the families involved in this VERY SAD situation! Why must you be an idiot and get on here talking crap already? Leave the facts up to the law and quit starting rumors. It's amazing to me that people get on here just hours after SEVERAL people have died (including children) and turn it into things like you just wrote! You are a sick individual, SERIOUSLY!
My heart goes out to ALL involved
today

Glasgow, KY

#12 Mar 26, 2010
It was an Amish family. They lived there at the curve right outside of Marrowbone as the other person posted. Their house just burned recently. The small children that survived were adopted. They were taking their son to get married.

Please pray for this family and their kinfolk. What a horrible thing to wake up to today.
angelindisguise

Horse Cave, KY

#13 Mar 26, 2010
The One Fallen wrote:
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This is a horrific thing...I feel so sorry for the families involved in this VERY SAD situation! Why must you be an idiot and get on here talking crap already? Leave the facts up to the law and quit starting rumors. It's amazing to me that people get on here just hours after SEVERAL people have died (including children) and turn it into things like you just wrote! You are a sick individual, SERIOUSLY!
My heart goes out to ALL involved
I totally agree with you. No one could possibly know for 100% certainty that this truck driver was on meth. It will probably take weeks for blood tests to be performed and analyzed. Who knows, this man may have had a heart attack or stroke while driving? People are so quick to jump to conclusions & start Rumors. PRAYER for the families of these victims is what's needed at this time....My heart also goes out to All of those involved & their families...such a tragedy.
THE FACTS AND TRUTH

Glasgow, KY

#14 Mar 26, 2010
If you want the facts, minus the bull$hit rumors and crapping Glasgow news coverage, search a little online and they are easy to be found. Funny how the Bowling Green Daily Newspaper has all the info. They where MINONITES, NOT AMISH. YES, HEADING TO A WEDDING IN IOWA. LAST NAME WAS "ESH" Here is the article supporting the statements:
MUNFORDVILLE — A fiery wreck early this morning on Interstate 65 left 11 people dead, most of them believed to be from one Kentucky family. Two children survived.
A southbound tractor-trailer crossed the median into the northbound lanes and struck a 15-passenger van head on at about 5:30 a.m. today, according to Trooper Charles Swiney, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 3.
The accident, at mile marker 63 near Munfordville in Hart County, left the driver of the tractor-trailer, who was from Alabama, dead, along with 10 of the 12 people in the van. Swiney said the van came from the Burkesville area in Cumberland County.
Cumberland County Sheriff James Pruitt said most of the victims in the van were members of the Esh family of Marrowbone, near Burkesville.
Pruitt said the family was believed to be headed to a wedding.
“They are very well-known people in the community, very good, very active in the community and they will be missed,” Pruitt said.
Swiney said the children who survived were in child safety seats and were taken to an unidentified hospital.
Pastor Leroy Kauffman with the Marrowbone Christian Brotherhood church told the Associated Press that the family is a Menonite family on their way to a wedding in Iowa.
Police were still unsure this morning why the tractor-trailer crossed the median.
With cable barriers on one side, and a rock embankment on the other at the accident site, maneuvering would have been difficult. The tractor-trailer, which was carrying brake drums, struck the rock embankment and caught fire, leaving only the skeleton of its frame. The top of the van was sheared off.
-- Click here for more photos from the scene.
Family members of the passengers in the van arrived at the scene this morning.
Traffic on northbound I-65 was backed up for miles. Both northbound lanes of I-65 were expected to be shut down for at least 12 hours, according to Keirsten Jaggers, a spokeswoman for Kentucky transportation department.
Traffic was being diverted from the northbound lanes at mile marker 58 onto Ky. 218. Traffic is then diverted onto U.S. 31-East to Hodgenville, where it will again be diverted to Ky. 61, until its intersection with I-65 at exit 91.
what

Glasgow, KY

#15 Mar 26, 2010
THE FACTS AND TRUTH wrote:
If you want the facts, minus the bull$hit rumors and crapping Glasgow news coverage, search a little online and they are easy to be found. Funny how the Bowling Green Daily Newspaper has all the info. They where MINONITES, NOT AMISH. YES, HEADING TO A WEDDING IN IOWA. LAST NAME WAS "ESH" Here is the article supporting the statements:
MUNFORDVILLE — A fiery wreck early this morning on Interstate 65 left 11 people dead, most of them believed to be from one Kentucky family. Two children survived.
A southbound tractor-trailer crossed the median into the northbound lanes and struck a 15-passenger van head on at about 5:30 a.m. today, according to Trooper Charles Swiney, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 3.
The accident, at mile marker 63 near Munfordville in Hart County, left the driver of the tractor-trailer, who was from Alabama, dead, along with 10 of the 12 people in the van. Swiney said the van came from the Burkesville area in Cumberland County.
Cumberland County Sheriff James Pruitt said most of the victims in the van were members of the Esh family of Marrowbone, near Burkesville.
Pruitt said the family was believed to be headed to a wedding.
“They are very well-known people in the community, very good, very active in the community and they will be missed,” Pruitt said.
Swiney said the children who survived were in child safety seats and were taken to an unidentified hospital.
Pastor Leroy Kauffman with the Marrowbone Christian Brotherhood church told the Associated Press that the family is a Menonite family on their way to a wedding in Iowa.
Police were still unsure this morning why the tractor-trailer crossed the median.
With cable barriers on one side, and a rock embankment on the other at the accident site, maneuvering would have been difficult. The tractor-trailer, which was carrying brake drums, struck the rock embankment and caught fire, leaving only the skeleton of its frame. The top of the van was sheared off.
-- Click here for more photos from the scene.
Family members of the passengers in the van arrived at the scene this morning.
Traffic on northbound I-65 was backed up for miles. Both northbound lanes of I-65 were expected to be shut down for at least 12 hours, according to Keirsten Jaggers, a spokeswoman for Kentucky transportation department.
Traffic was being diverted from the northbound lanes at mile marker 58 onto Ky. 218. Traffic is then diverted onto U.S. 31-East to Hodgenville, where it will again be diverted to Ky. 61, until its intersection with I-65 at exit 91.
Really ? No, seriously ? You accuse people of BS and spreading rumors because they mistakenly said Amish instead of Mennonites ? Some people aren't really sure of the difference and wouldn't have noticed the mistake. Since you are such a stickler on being correct...you spelled Mennonites incorrectly.

Please quit trolling the forums and starting stuff at a time like this. There are plenty of other topics you can mess with. Leave this one alone.
Christy Neal

Greensburg, KY

#16 Mar 26, 2010
Dee wrote:
The truck driver was on meth is what the boys were saying at coffee break this morning.
You are an idiot did you not read that the man had died do you not realize that this country couldnt run without these truck drivers this man no dout has a family and im sure most truck drivers hate being away from home without there families have some respect not everyone is the same not all truck drivers are drug head pervets in fact id say most of them arent get a life and respect the dead
So Sad

Glasgow, KY

#17 Mar 26, 2010
These people have a business in Glasgow! They build and own that place on the corner of 31, and 68-80 called ESH'S STORAGE BUILDING. The two children who survived where actually adopted Brazilian babies. This family also just lost a home to a fire 3 months ago. IN addition they lost a son who was one a mission trip in the Netherlands. So sad. Everything "truth and facts" posted is correct. I do not think "truth" was starting anything, just simply putting out the correct facts.
lol

Henderson, NV

#18 Mar 26, 2010
THE FACTS AND TRUTH wrote:
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Thank you for your post, it was informative. Forget that azzwipe " What " , some on here think they are a topix god of some type and can set the tone and the subjects people comment on.
Fox News Report

Glasgow, KY

#19 Mar 26, 2010
A truck crossed a Kentucky interstate median and hit a Mennonite church van headed to a wedding, killing 11 people, state police said Friday.

State police Trooper Charles Swiney said two children survived the crash with the tractor-trailer on northbound Interstate 65.

A pastor for the family in the van says they were Mennonites on their way to a wedding in Iowa. Authorities say the truck driver was also killed.

Officials say the tractor-trailer crossed the median and struck the church van head-on around 5:30 a.m. CDT near Munfordville, about 75 miles south of Louisville.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was dispatching a team to investigate the crash.

Pastor Leroy Kauffman with the Marrowbone Christian Brotherhood in Burkesville says the two surviving children were taken to a nearby hospital.

Kauffman said there were three young children on board ages 1, 3 and 5. He said the father was an assistant pastor at the church and there was also a couple on board the van who were engaged to be married, although they were traveling to someone else's wedding.

"They had a July wedding planned but they won't need that now," Kauffman said. "They'll have a wedding in heaven I guess."

He said the family's house burned down in December and they had just moved into a new home built by church members.

"We're experiencing a lot of heartache and a lot of sadness, but with that a hope," Kauffman said. "We know where these people are going, they were all saved Christians and walking with the Lord."
Ironman

Glasgow, KY

#20 Mar 26, 2010
what wrote:
<quoted text>
Really ? No, seriously ? You accuse people of BS and spreading rumors because they mistakenly said Amish instead of Mennonites ? Some people aren't really sure of the difference and wouldn't have noticed the mistake. Since you are such a stickler on being correct...you spelled Mennonites incorrectly.
Please quit trolling the forums and starting stuff at a time like this. There are plenty of other topics you can mess with. Leave this one alone.
How would you like it if this happened to members of your family and someone reported that it was a van full of mexicans or chinese, but in reality you where actually an all white family. To the Amish and Mennonites, they are very different. I think the write was actually implying the miss leading info about number dead, driver on meth etc. He/She just used the example of Amish being referred to as Mennonites. Lighten up a little "What" all the other info he/she gave was true. Very sad event and I do think his post was helpful, besides he is correct, Glasgow news sources are not the best by any means. IN addition, these people do own the "Esh's" building's for sale there on the corner across from White Castle. Perhaps a memorial of sorts or just simply leaving some flowers by the Glasgow community could be our way of showing we cared. Just a thought.

“Just for fun”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#21 Mar 26, 2010
THE FACTS AND TRUTH wrote:
If you want the facts, minus the bull$hit rumors and crapping Glasgow news coverage, search a little online and they are easy to be found. Funny how the Bowling Green Daily Newspaper has all the info. They where MINONITES, NOT AMISH. YES, HEADING TO A WEDDING IN IOWA. LAST NAME WAS "ESH" Here is the article supporting the statements:
MUNFORDVILLE — A fiery wreck early this morning on Interstate 65 left 11 people dead, most of them believed to be from one Kentucky family. Two children survived.
A southbound tractor-trailer crossed the median into the northbound lanes and struck a 15-passenger van head on at about 5:30 a.m. today, according to Trooper Charles Swiney, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 3.
The accident, at mile marker 63 near Munfordville in Hart County, left the driver of the tractor-trailer, who was from Alabama, dead, along with 10 of the 12 people in the van. Swiney said the van came from the Burkesville area in Cumberland County.
Cumberland County Sheriff James Pruitt said most of the victims in the van were members of the Esh family of Marrowbone, near Burkesville.
Pruitt said the family was believed to be headed to a wedding.
“They are very well-known people in the community, very good, very active in the community and they will be missed,” Pruitt said.
Swiney said the children who survived were in child safety seats and were taken to an unidentified hospital.
Pastor Leroy Kauffman with the Marrowbone Christian Brotherhood church told the Associated Press that the family is a Menonite family on their way to a wedding in Iowa.
Police were still unsure this morning why the tractor-trailer crossed the median.
With cable barriers on one side, and a rock embankment on the other at the accident site, maneuvering would have been difficult. The tractor-trailer, which was carrying brake drums, struck the rock embankment and caught fire, leaving only the skeleton of its frame. The top of the van was sheared off.
-- Click here for more photos from the scene.
Family members of the passengers in the van arrived at the scene this morning.
Traffic on northbound I-65 was backed up for miles. Both northbound lanes of I-65 were expected to be shut down for at least 12 hours, according to Keirsten Jaggers, a spokeswoman for Kentucky transportation department.
Traffic was being diverted from the northbound lanes at mile marker 58 onto Ky. 218. Traffic is then diverted onto U.S. 31-East to Hodgenville, where it will again be diverted to Ky. 61, until its intersection with I-65 at exit 91.
I'm NOT really sure why some are biting your head off on this, all you did was copy and paste the actual article in the bgdailynews.

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