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Pair of Ky. highway crashes kills 6, injures 5

Published: Sunday, March 3, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – Six people from Wisconsin were killed and two injured when their SUV was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer and burst into flames on a Kentucky highway. Minutes later, another crash at the same spot in the opposite direction injured three.

Master Trooper Norman Chaffins said the first wreck happened after 11 a.m. Saturday on northbound Interstate 65, about 56 miles south of Louisville.

A tractor-trailer rear-ended an SUV carrying an extended family from Marion, Wis. The Ford Expedition burst into flames and was completely destroyed by the fire. Two children, ages 15 and 12, escaped.

Soon after, there was a collision in the southbound lanes involving a tractor-trailer and three other vehicles. State Police are investigating if rubbernecking for the first crash was involved.

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