A crash Monday night on Interstate 65 in Warren County killed three people and closed a section of the interstate near the Cemetery Road interchange for several hours.
First responders from multiple agencies were on hand to assist at the scene of the crash, which involved three vehicles, including a box truck and tractor-trailer.
Kentucky State Police said troopers received a call about the crash at 9:23 p.m.
An investigation determined a 2012 Freightliner box truck driven by Donald Kabwenge, 36, of Georgia, was traveling south near the 26-mile marker and failed to see a 2020 Nissan Altima that had slowed in the road because of merging traffic for road construction.
The box truck struck the Nissan, driven by Alyssa Aldrete, 22, of Auburn, in the rear bumper, sending the car into the back of a 2018 Freightliner tractor-trailer that was also slowed in traffic, according to KSP.
The box truck crashed into the tractor-trailer as well.
Kabwenge, Aldrete and a passenger in the Altima, Alexis Coker, 21, of Auburn, were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured, according to KSP.
The vehicles involved in the crash came to a stop just past the Cemetery Road underpass.
A number of onlookers traveling on Cemetery Road pulled over and stopped along the bridge before law enforcement was requested to clear the overpass.
Southbound traffic was rerouted off Exit 26, and a portion of I-65 remained closed for about four hours.
KSP was assisted at the scene by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Bowling Green Police Department, Medical Center EMS, Bowling Green Fire Department and Warren County Coroner’s Office.
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