Air 3 flew over the scene of both crashes Saturday just south of Glendale in Hardin County.
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A drummer for country music singer
Kellie Pickler has been identified as a critically injured victim of a multi-vehicle
crash on Interstate 65 in Hardin County on Saturday.
A source tells WAVE 3 News that Drummer Gregg Lohman, 36, of
Goodlettsville, TN is in a coma. Master Trooper Norman Chaffins with Kentucky
State Police said Lohman was airlifted from the crash scene to University of
Louisville Hospital with head and neck injuries. He was in critical but stable
condition on Sunday.
Lohman was driving a pickup truck involved in a four-vehicle
crash Saturday in the southbound lanes of I-65 about three miles south of
Glendale. Chaffins said Lohman had
slowed for a fiery crash that happened 16 minutes earlier on the northbound
side of the interstate when Mark Bowser, 58, of Lewisburg, OH failed to notice
that traffic had slowed and crashed his 2013 Freightliner into the back of
Lohman's truck. Lohman's vehicle then hit a 2005 Saturn SUV driven by Victor
Martinka, 53, of Glenview, IL. Martinka's vehicle rear-ended a 2012 Chevrolet
SUV driven by Stephanie Yates, 55, of Louisville.
Both people in the Saturn, Victor and Lilija Martinka, 51,
were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital where they were treated and
released. Neither Bowser nor Yates was injured.
The initial crash at the same location but in the northbound
lanes of I-65 happened at 11:13 a.m. Saturday when a tractor trailer rear-ended
a Ford Expedition driven by James Gollnow, 62, of Marion, WI, according to
Kentucky State Police. The Expedition burst into flames and hit another
vehicle. Six members of the Gollnow family were killed, including a 92-year-old
woman and two foster children, ages 10 and 8. Two other foster children, ages
15 and 12, were the only survivors, but they suffered serious injuries.
KSP is continuing to investigate both crashes.
Lohman is an adjunct percussion instructor at Tennessee
State University in Nashville, according to the school's website. His biography
on the webpage says Lohman began drumming for American Idol finalist Kellie Pickler in 2006 and that he has been
called to fill in for other acts including Lady Antebellum, SheDaisy, Katrina
Elam, Josh Turner, Trent Willmon, Ty Herndon, Brian McComas, Ray Scott, Houston
Country and Erika Jo.