A 38-year-old female driver, later identified as Jamaica Caudill, was driving the wrong way on the interstate on Saturday midday when she crashed head-on into another vehicle, according to a press release from the Lexington Police Department. The police were notified of a vehicle going the wrong way but did not catch up to it until the accident occurred. Caudill died in the crash, as did the five people in the other vehicle.
The other vehicle, driven by Catherine Greene, 30, had four children in the car. The four young passengers, ranging in ages from 2 to 11, were Santanna Greene, 11; Karmen Greene, 9; Brayden Boxwell, 5; and Jack Greene, 2. They were from Owentown.
Caudill and Karmen Greene died at the scene while the others were pronounced dead at the hospital.
The Lexington Police Department Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating the fatal collision. Law enforcement officials have yet to say whether Caudill was impaired at the time of the crash.