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The Latest: Police ID some victims of Kentucky crash

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Friday, July 14, 2017 06:21 pm

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. The Latest on a highway crash that killed six people in Kentucky (all times local):

4:50 p.m.

Kentucky State Police say five of the six people killed in a crash on Interstate 65 were from Indiana.

Trooper Jeremy Hodges says the four-vehicle wreck happened just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday near Bowling Green.

Police say five of those killed were in a van. They were identified as 77-year-old Robert Hogan, 48-year-old Jonell Boster and 17-year-old Carl Boster, all of Beech Grove, Indiana; and 59-year-old Lonnie Boster and 30-year-old Lonnie D. Boster, both of Indianapolis. Police said a minor in the van was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Police didn't release the identity of the sixth person, who was in a different passenger vehicle, pending notification of family.

Two tractor-trailers were also involved. One of the drivers was treated at a hospital and released, and the other wasn't injured.

Trooper Jeremy Hodges said one tractor-trailer and both passenger vehicles were stationary when the other tractor-trailer hit one of the passenger vehicles, causing a chain-reaction crash.

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8:50 a.m.

Kentucky authorities say six people have died as a result of a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 65.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeremy Hodges says the wreck happened just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday on I-65 near Bowling Green. The crash involved two passenger vehicles and two tractor-trailers.

Hodges said Friday that all six of the people killed were in the two passenger vehicles. He said one of the vehicles was pinned beneath a semi.

Hodges said the names of the dead haven't been released, and two haven't been identified. He said authorities are working to notify the victims' family members and make positive identifications.

All lanes of northbound I-65 were closed for hours in the area of the crash but have been reopened.

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