Here is raw helicopter video from the scene of a horrific accident on I-65 in South-Central Kentucky that has reportedly killed eleven people. A tractor trailer truck reportedly crossed the center line and hit the van head on. The driver of the truck was also killed. The van was carrying a group of Mennonites to a wedding.
The van was carrying "men, women and children," Emergency Management Director Kerry McDaniel said. He said the tractor-trailer was going south on I-65 and crossed the median around 5:30 a.m. CDT, striking the van head-on near Munfordville, about 75 miles south of Louisville.
The truck hit a rock wall and burst into flames. McDaniel said the truck's driver was killed.
Kentucky transportation officials say the interstate is expected to be closed for at least eight hours.
McDaniel said the truck was burned beyond recognition. Its cargo included automobile wheel castings.
A pastor for the family in the van says they were Mennonites from Kentucky on their way to a wedding in Iowa. Authorities say the truck driver was also killed.
Pastor Leroy Kauffman with the Marrowbone Christian Brotherhood in Burkesville, KY, says the two surviving children were taken to a nearby hospital. . . MORE