Family, woman killed in northern Kentucky crash identified - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Family, woman killed in northern Kentucky crash identified

WXIX WXIX
WXIX WXIX
COLD SPRING, KY (FOX19) -

A crash Tuesday evening in northern Kentucky killed five and hospitalized another, officials said.

The incident took place around 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of Alexandria Pike and Low Gap Road, near a Meijers in the area.

According to police, a Toyota Corolla being driven by 23-year-old Brandon Lawson was travelling northbound on Alexandria Pike when the vehicle lost control and crossed the median into on-coming traffic and was struck by a gold Ford Taurus. In Lawson's car was 22-year-old Taylor Koch and their two children 21-month old Brendan Lawson and 6-month-old Isabella Lawson. All four were killed in the initial collision. 

"We have no idea at this point. They've done the initial investigation on the vehicle and there's just no idea why they crossed over," Cold Spring Police Chief Steve Collinsworth said.

The Ford Taurus was being driven by 83-year-old Russell Groves, who was transported by Air Care to UC Medical Center. His wife, 74-year-old Sharon Groves was killed in the crash.

Police said the collision appears to have been unavoidable. 

Collinsworth said there have been crashes in the past along this stretch, but nothing excessive. 

"I think anywhere where you have four lanes of travel and no median, no divider... the chance of this is going to be more than not," he said. 

Authorities said the coroner will check to see if there were any medical emergencies that caused Lawson to lose control.

GoFundMe page has been set up for funerals for Lawson, Koch and their children.

The Cold Spring Police and the Campbell County Major Accident Reconstruction Team are investigating. 

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash that has not yet spoken to police to call them at 859-441-6289.

Stay with FOX19 NOW for updates.

Copyright 2018 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Thai youth soccer players rescued from cave meet the media

    Thai youth soccer players rescued from cave meet the media

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 3:11 AM EDT2018-07-18 07:11:51 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:47 AM EDT2018-07-18 12:47:04 GMT
    (Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, via AP, File). FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018, file photo released by Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, some of the rescued soccer team...(Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, via AP, File). FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018, file photo released by Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, some of the rescued soccer team...

    Divers found the soccer team 10 days after they were trapped in a flooded cave, and rescuers eventually extracted them over three days, concluding July 10.

    Full Story >

    Divers found the soccer team 10 days after they were trapped in a flooded cave, and rescuers eventually extracted them over three days, concluding July 10.

    Full Story >
  • Ex-FBI chief Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall

    Ex-FBI chief Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:40 AM EDT2018-07-18 08:40:44 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:47 AM EDT2018-07-18 12:47:01 GMT
    The former FBI director recently said he no longer considers himself a Republican. (Source: Twitter/@Comey)The former FBI director recently said he no longer considers himself a Republican. (Source: Twitter/@Comey)

    The former FBI director recently said he no longer considers himself a Republican.

    Full Story >

    The former FBI director recently said he no longer considers himself a Republican.

    Full Story >
  • A day after back-tracking, Trump defends summit performance

    A day after back-tracking, Trump defends summit performance

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:31:41 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:46 AM EDT2018-07-18 12:46:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

    Full Story >

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly