KSP: 2 Adults And 4 Children Killed In Wayne Co. Crash
Kentucky State Police say six people have been killed in a crash along KY 90 in Wayne County.
The two-vehicle collision happened around 6 p.m. Friday outside of Monticello. Investigators tell LEX 18 that a 1999 Chrysler Cirrus passenger car with six occupants was traveling westbound on KY 90. The passenger car crossed the center lane and struck a 2001 Dodge pickup truck that was traveling eastbound. All six occupants of the Chrysler, two adults and four children, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Wayne County Coroner. The victims were all part of the same family. The Wayne County Coroner tells LEX 18 that Tena Proctor, 41, Sarah Elizabeth (Audrey) Ellis, 25, Nathan Proctor, 12, Christian (Red) Barnhouse, 4, Zoe Bertram, 2, and Jace Bertram, 17 months were all pronounced dead at the scene.
State Police say that both occupants of the Dodge pickup were transported to hospitals, one was taken to UK Hospital and the other was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
The Coroner requested help from Kentucky Coroners/Medical Response Team due to the size of the investigation and the number of deceased people. Numerous local, county and state officials responded to the scene.
The portion of KY 90 near the scene was closed for hours as a result of the ongoing investigation.
Authorities are continuing to investigate the cause and circumstances of the crash.