All info via KSP Post 3 Press Releases:
FIRST UPDATE: at approximately 10:38 p.m., the Kentucky State Police received a report of a four vehicle injury accident located near the 30 mile marker of Interstate 65 northbound. The collision involves two passenger vehicles and two commercial vehicles. KSP Troopers and Commercial Vehicle Officers are currently on scene conducting a preliminary investigation into the collision, which has resulted in multiple fatalities.
SECOND UPDATE: The fatality collision, which occurred at the 30 mile marker of Interstate 65 northbound, has resulted in six confirmed fatalities. The names of the deceased have not been released due to pending notification to family members, and two involved deceased individuals have not yet been identified. Kentucky State Police and the Warren County Coroner’s Office are working diligently to make notifications and positive identities at the time of this release.
As of 5:09 am on July 14, 2017, all northbound lanes of Interstate 65 have been reopened.
THIRD UPDATE: A preliminary investigation of the collision has revealed the accident which occurred at the 30 mile marker of Interstate 65, happened at a particular portion of Interstate 65 where road construction was being conducted, and the roadway merges from three lanes of travel into two lanes. Traffic was congested due to the construction. An involved commercial vehicle was stopped in traffic, in the right lane of Interstate 65, with two passenger vehicles stopped immediately behind it. A second commercial vehicle approached in the right lane, failing to stop for traffic, striking the trailing passenger vehicle, causing a chain reaction collision.
The names of involved parties and deceased persons have not been released due to pending notification to family members. Two of the deceased individuals have not yet been identified.
FOURTH UPDATE: A preliminary investigation into the four vehicle fatality has revealed the following new information with confirmation of identities of the involved parties. William Sowell, 58, of Milan, TN was traveling northbound on Interstate 65 operating a 2014 Volvo Semi truck and trailer. The semi-truck struck a passenger vehicle, which was stationary in the right lane of travel, causing a chain reaction collision involving one additional passenger vehicle, and one additional commercial vehicle. Sowell was treated and released from an area hospital.
Both passenger vehicles and the additional semi-truck were all stationary in traffic in the right travel lane, prior to the collision. The following occupants of one of the involved passenger vehicles, a 2007 Hyundai ENT van, have died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision:
Robert Hogan, Beech Grove, Indiana, 77 years of age (deceased)
Jonell Boster, Beech Grove, Indiana, 48 years of age (deceased)
Lonnie Boster, Indianapolis, Indiana, 59 years of age (deceased)
Carl Boster, Beech Grove, Indiana, 17 years of age (deceased)
Lonnie D. Boster, Indianapolis, Indiana, 30 years of age (deceased)
One additional passenger in the above listed Hyundai ENT van, a juvenile, has been admitted to Vanderbilt University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries sustained in the collision.
The operator of the second involved passenger vehicle’s name is currently being withheld, pending death notification to family members.
Keith Vickers, 64, of Hamden, OH was operating the second involved commercial vehicle, a 2016 Freightliner, and did not report any injury on scene.