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Head-on Crash in Lyon County Claims Child's Life
By West Kentucky Star Staff
LYON COUNTY - Kentucky State Police released details of a fatal crash in Lyon County on Monday night.

Troopers responded to the 44-mile-marker on I-24 East and found one vehicle on fire. Their investigation determined that 29-year-old Jose Antonia of Whitehouse, Tennessee entered the interstate driving west in the eastbound lanes. His car collided head-on with a vehicle driven by 45-year-old Aaron Durham of Cairo, Illinois.

Durham's vehicle caught on fire, and there were four other people in it. Durham and three juveniles were taken to Mercy Health Lourdes for treatment of injuries they received, but 11-year-old Christian Durham was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lyon County coroner.

Antonia was taken to Mercy Health Lourdes Hospital for treatment of his injuries. 

The eastbound lanes of I-24 were closed for about 4 hours while state police cleared the scene and accident reconstruction was performed. 

Published 05:03 PM, Friday Jun. 26, 2020
Updated 09:55 AM, Saturday Jun. 27, 2020

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