Crash Near TN Line on I-24 Kills Three People
By WestKyStar Staff
FORT CAMPBELL, KY - A crash on I-24 near the Kentucky-Tennessee state line Friday claimed the lives of a Alabama man and his two daughters.
Kentucky State Police say the accident happened about 11:20 am and involved a U-Haul truck and two other vehicles. The preliminary investigation revealed that 38-year-old Michael Mahan of Flat Rock, AL was driving west when his car crossed the median and struck the U-Haul truck driven by Richard Dooley of Arlington, VA. Mahan's car then hit car driven by Dooley's wife, 43-year-old Lisa Larimer.
Mahan's two daughters, 11-year-old Meagan and 16-year-old Savanah were passengers in his car. Meagan was pronounced dead at the scene, while Michael and Savanah both died after being taken to nearby hospitals.
Lisa Larimer and her two daughters, 7-year-old Ariel and 6-year-old Sierra, were taken to Gateway Medical Center, where Lisa was listed in stable condition Friday night. Ariel and Sierra were listed in stable but critical condition. Richard Dooley was not injured.
Larimer was wearing a seat belt, and her daughters were in child safety seats. It's not known if the others involved in the crash were wearing seatbelts.
I-24 was blocked in both directions for about 3 hours, and eastbound lanes were blocked until about 6:00 pm.