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Family, friends remember lives lost in fiery crash

Charles Barlow (Source: LMDC) Charles Barlow (Source: LMDC)
Rebecca Roby Rebecca Roby
Friends and family gathered at the vigil. Friends and family gathered at the vigil.
Tamara Crump Tamara Crump
The four crash victims. The four crash victims.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Loved ones with heavy hearts are still trying to process a fiery crash early Monday that left four dead.

Rebecca Roby, who lost her son in the crash explained, "I can't measure the pain, there's no way to measure it."

Helping override that pain were wonderful memories of the four people who were loving parents, doting sons and daughters and thoughtful brothers and sisters.

Tamara Crump remembered her sister Tara one of the victims, "I know that my sister and her friends would not want us right now grieving, crying for them they would want us to celebrate their lives."

That's exactly what family and friends did Friday night, "We sat down, we laughed, we talked about the kids."

The crash between a cab and Cadillac on Highway 111, took the lives of Tara Hirsekorn, 39, Michael Roby, 31,  and  Laura Weigand, 24, who were all passengers in the cab.  The crash also killed the driver of the Cadillac Thomas Stinson Jr., 60.

Adding to their loss was confusion and hurt over what happened as the cab's driver Charles Barlow was charged with reckless homicide.

Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson said "This is four homicides. This is vehicular homicide. We got four people that are dead that shouldn't be because the alleged act of one."

Investigators said Barlow was off duty and had his friends in the cab heading to Horseshoe Casino, when he veered off the road, over corrected and hit the Cadillac head on.

Court documents state Barlow was going as fast as 80 miles per hour, smelled like alcohol and admitted to drinking.

Police are waiting on blood samples to determine if more charges will be filed against Barlow.

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