INDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- The crash that killed five family members Thursday was "worse than anything Hollywood could dream up," the Kenton County police chief said. The Independence fire chief said it was the worst single-vehicle loss of life they've ever had.
So how do first responders decompress after seeing tragic like that?
There's a new group called Kentucky Firefighter Peer Support. It was started after PTSD led to six first responders ending their own lives in six years.
The two-dozen-or-so police, fire and EMS personnel who responded to the scene of the crash on Staffordsburg Road were all given a chance Friday to talk out what they saw.
Rodney Pollitt Jr., 26; Samantha Malohn, 27; Hailieann Pollitt, 9; Brenden Pollitt, 8 and Callie Pollitt, 6, all died in the crash.