Park City, KY Four Vehicle Crash, Jul 2000


Park City, Ky. (AP) - Five people are dead and three injured after a crash involving four vehicles on Interstate 65 near Park City yesterday, said Kentucky State Police.
Trooper Nick Stephens said the crash happened after a southbound car crossed the median and struck a northbound car. The two killed in the southbound car were not identified. The three killed in the northbound car were identified as TREVOR D. SHARRETT, 64; DIXIE C. CHARRETT, 56, and PATRICIA L. FOSTER, 47. All three victims are from New Castle, Ind. Two other northbound cars were also involved in the crash.
JACOB SIMMONS, 20, of Bowling Green, was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville. MARY McKENZIE, 29, and ROSEMARY REECE, 72, were taken to T. J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow. McKENZIE and REECE are from Muncie, Ind.
The crash happened in the northbound lanes about 9:30 a.m. yesterday.
Traffic was detoured off I-65 near Smiths Grove for more than five hours while cleanup continued.
This stretch of I-65 has been the scene of several other crashes in recent years, State Police said.
"We had a seven-fatality accident just south of here. We had two four-fatality accidents here in the last two or three years. It's one of the worst," Stephens told WAVE-TV of Louisville.

The Tennessean Nashville 2000-07-24