Edmonson Voice Report:
Three were killed and another is left in critical condition after a two car collision on I-65 in Hart County yesterday, according to Kentucky State Police.
Troopers responded to the crash near the 70 mile marker around 5:40pm, according to a press release where they said Dantarance Hobert, 38 years old of Indianapolis, IN, was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, traveling northbound on Interstate 65 when his vehicle struck the rear of a commercial vehicle. The commercial vehicle, a 2012 Volvo tractor-trailer combination, was being operated by Quojuan Youngblood, 36 years old of Merrillville, IN, and was also traveling northbound on I-65, KSP said.
According to KSP, Dantarance Hobert and a passenger in his vehicle, Ontaria Gilbert, 27 years old of Indianapolis, IN, were pronounced deceased at the scene. Two other passengers in Hobert's vehicle, Kenneth Lewis, 25 years old of Indianapolis, IN, and Dominique Qualls, 29 years old of Indianapolis, IN, were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital and then to the University of Louisville Hospital where Kenneth Lewis was later pronounced deceased. Dominique Qualls is currently listed in critical condition. Troopers said that all occupants in Hobert's vehicle were unrestrained at the time of the collision.
Quojuan Youngblood and passenger, Marissa Trinidad, 33 years old of Gary, IN, were uninjured in the collision, KSP said.
The investigation is being conducted by Trooper Michael Waggener. He was assisted on the scene by Bonnieville, Munfordville, and Horse Cave Fire Departments, Hart County Sheriff's Office, Hart County Emergency Management, Hart County Coroner's Office and other KSP personnel.