UPDATE: Company in Ky. Crash had 17 Tickets in 2 Years

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

UPDATE: 3/4 at 4:04 p.m.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A Michigan trucking company involved in a crash that left six people dead on Interstate 65 in central Kentucky over the weekend had a satisfactory rating from the federal agency that oversees long-haul carriers.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration based its ranking of Highway Star Inc. on a 24-month span in which the company fell below the national average of vehicle problems.

A tractor-trailer driven by 47-year-old Ibrahim Fetic of Troy, Mich., hit an SUV carrying a family back to Wisconsin from a vacation in Florida on Saturday.

Killed were 62-year-old driver James Gollnow and his wife, 62-year-old Barbara Gollnow; their 92-year-old friend, Marion Chapnoise; 18-year-old Sareena Gollnow, whose relationship to the couple wasn't immediately clear; and the couple's foster children, 10-year-old Gabriel Zumig and 8-year-old Soledad Smith.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 3/3 at 3:17 p.m.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The drummer for country music star Kellie Pickler has been identified as one of the people hospitalized in two crashes along Interstate 65 in central Kentucky.

Pickler's manager, Larry Fitzgerald, said Gregg Lohman suffered serious injuries in the wreck Saturday.

University of Louisville Hospital spokesman David McArthur said Lohman remained there in serious condition Sunday.

State troopers have said a collision between a tractor-trailer and an SUV headed north started a fire that slowed traffic on both sides of the interstate Saturday. Troopers have said the wrecks on the southbound lane were likely caused by people slowing to look at the initial crash.

Six people from rural Wisconsin were killed when the tractor-trailer rear-ended their vehicle. Two foster children survived and were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


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