Family of 5 Killed By Car Driving The Wrong Way On Kentucky Interstate

January 7, 2019
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A family of 5 who were heading home to Michigan from a Florida vacation was killed in a head-on collision by a pickup truck driver who was going the wrong way on a Kentucky interstate, police say.

The pickup driver, who also died in the collision, was believed to be under the influence when he struck the family’s SUV on Interstate 75 near Lexington, said the Lexington Police and the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.

The collision set the family’s SUV on fire, officials said.

The family members have been identified as Issam Abbas, 42, and Rima Abbas, 38, as well as children Ali Abbas, 14; Isabella Abbas, 13; and Giselle Abba, 7, the coroner’s office said.

The city of Dearborn posted an image of the family on Instagram, saying, “Please keep them, their families, and friends in your thoughts and prayers.”

The pickup truck driver was identified as 41-year-old Joey Lee Bailey from Georgetown, Kentucky.

Investigators are still on the lookout for any witnesses who saw the pickup traveling prior to the collision.

 

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