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Multiple people killed in crash on I-65 in Bowling Green

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The crash happened just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday. (WSMV) The crash happened just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday. (WSMV)
BOWLING GREEN, KY (WSMV) -

Kentucky State Police said six people were killed in a multiple vehicle crash on Thursday night on Interstate 65.

The accident occurred at the 30-mile marker near a road construction work zone where traffic was merging from three lanes of travel into two lanes. Traffic was congested because of the construction.

KSP said William Sowell, 58, of Milan, TN, was traveling north on I-65 operating a 2014 Volvo semi-truck and trailer. He struck a passenger vehicle that was stationary in the right lane of travel, causing a chain reaction crash involving another passenger vehicle and another commercial vehicle.

Both passenger vehicles and the additional semi-truck were all stationary in traffic in the right travel lane prior to the collision, which happened around 10:30 p.m.

Five people in a 2007 Hyundai ENT van died from injuries in the crash. They were identified as Robert Hogan, 77, Jonell Boster, 48, and Carl Boster, 17, all of Beech Grove, IN, and Lonnie Boster, 59, and Lonnie D. Boster, 30, both of Indianapolis. Another passenger in the Hyundai, a juvenile, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville with serious injuries, according to a news release.

The driver of the second passenger vehicle died in the crash. The name has not been released pending notification of family members.

Sowell was treated and released from a Bowling Green area hospital.

Keith Vickers, 64, of Hamden, OH, who was driving a 2016 Freightliner, did not report any injuries on the scene.

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