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Family of 3 dies in I-24 wreck at TN-KY state line

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A Georgia man and his two young daughters died and three members of a Virginia family were hurt after a crash Friday along Interstate 24 in Christian County, KY, near the Tennessee state line.

Kentucky State Police say Michael Mahan, 38, of Trenton, GA, was driving a Toyota Camry westbound on I-24 with his daughters, 11-year-old Meagan and 16-year-old Savanah, as passengers.

About 11:21 a.m., Michael Mahan's vehicle crossed the center median at mile marker 93 for unknown reasons and entered the eastbound lanes.

The Camry collided with both a U-Haul truck driven by Richard Dooley, of Arlington, VA, and also a Toyota Rav 4 behind the U-Haul truck driven by Dooley's wife, Lisa Larimer, 43, with the couple's daughters 7-year-old Ariel and 6-year-old Sierra.

The Christian County deputy coroner pronounced Meagan Mahan deceased at the scene, and both Michael Mahan and Savanah Mahan were transported to Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, TN, for treatment.

Michael Mahan died at Gateway, and Savanah Mahan died after she was transferred to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Lisa Larimer, Ariel Dooley and Sierra Dooley were transported to the Gateway Medical Center for treatment of their injuries, where Larimer is listed in stable condition.

Ariel and Sierra Dooley are both listed in stable, but critical condition.

Richard Dooley was not injured.

Traffic along eastbound I-24 was halted for more than four hours Friday as accident reconstruction teams investigated at the scene.

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