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Apr 2, 2013 6:14 PM by Josh Breslow

Family Remembers Kentucky Man Killed In Interstate Pile-Up

A southeastern Kentucky man was one of three people killed over the weekend in a crash that also injured 25 others.

William Sosebee, 33, of Floyd County, better known to friends and family as "Mark," died Sunday afternoon in a chain-reaction crash on I-77 in Virginia, near the North Carolina line. Virginia State Police said heavy fog led to the collision involving 95 vehicles.

Sosebee's brothers told LEX 18 that they received a call, telling them Sosebee had been involved in the wreck, but they didn't know the extent of it and they spent hours trying to figure out his condition. They later learned Sosebee and two others involved had died.

The brothers describe the Floyd County man as being devoted to his church, his friends, and his family.

"If Mark could help you, he would in any way, any how," Sosebee's brother, Charles Yates told LEX 18. "It's just hard to let him go, but I know God's got him."

"He didn't worry about himself. He worried about everybody else," Thomas Yates said. "There wasn't nothing we could do to stop it. It was just his time to go."

"I hurt all day long. My heart's still kind of in shock. I still don't know how to take this," said another of Sosebee's brothers, Jeff Sosebee. "Rest in peace, brother. I love you."

"He's up there in Heaven watching over us, taking care of us," Thomas Yates said.

Visitation for Mark Sosebee has been set for Wednesday after 6 p.m. at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in Floyd County. His funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m.

Virginia State Police identified the other two victims as Kathern Worley, 71, of Iron Station, North Carolina and Andrew Katbi, 24, of Delphos, Ohio.


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