Driver identified in crash that killed 11 people - News, Weather & Sports

Driver identified in crash that killed 11 people

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MARROWBONE, KY (WAVE) - The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating yesterday's deadly crash on Interstate 65 in Hart County, Kentucky. Eleven people were killed when a tractor-trailer crossed a median and hit a van head-on, then smashed into a rock wall and burst into flames.

The truck driver has been identified as 45-year-old Kenneth Laymon, of Alabama.

NTSB Vice Chairman Christopher Hart says investigators want to know more about the truck driver, who was killed, including what he was doing in the days before the wreck. Federal records indicate the Alabama-based trucking company had recorded no deadly wrecks and just one with injuries in the two years before Friday's accident.

Hart says they'll also look at the cable barriers that Kentucky officials say were installed last year to prevent vehicles from crossing into oncoming lanes. Hart says the cable barriers aren't designed to withstand the force of a tractor-trailer. The coroner is awaiting toxicology reports on both drivers.

The only survivors of the accident were two brothers, ages 3 and 5, who were in child safety seats.


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