LEXINGTON, Ky. — A total of six people, including four children, were killed in a head-on crash on I-75 Saturday afternoon after police said a driver entered the northbound lanes going the wrong way.
Police were called at around 12:23 p.m. about a dark-colored car heading the wrong way on I-75 just south of Lexington, Ky., WCPO sister station WLEX reported. The vehicle, driven by 38-year-old Jamaica Caudill, of Madison County, hit a white car carrying five people head-on, killing everyone in both vehicles.
Caudill, along with 9-year-old Carmen Greene, a passenger in the white car, were pronounced dead at the scene. After being taken to UK Medical Center, 2-year-old Jack Greene, 5-year-old Brayden Boxwell, 11-year-old Santanna Greene and 30-year-old Catherine Greene all died from their injuries.
Boxwell and the Greenes were from Owenton, Ky., in Owen County.
Father Jim Sichko, a priest with the diocese of Lexington and a missionary of mercy commissioned by Pope Frances, was a witness to the crash and has offered to pay for the funeral services of the Greene family.
— Father Jim Sichko (@JimSichko) June 6, 2021
"I would have to say this is probably one of the most horrific scenes I have seen," said Sichko.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family pay for Boxwell and the Greene family's headstones and other funeral-related expenses.
The crash closed the interstate for hours Saturday and remains under investigation, police said.