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Update to the Two Killed in a Three Vehicle Collision on I-65

Date of News Release: 05/30/2012

(Bowling Green, KY.) -- The names of the individuals involved in the collision on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 are now being released.

The operator and passenger of the Ford F250 who died as a result of the collision has been identified as Hershel E. Olive (75) of Demotte, IN and his passenger Betty Olive (77) also of Demotte IN.

The operator of the Oversized Commercial Vehicle has been identified as Joseph Donaldson (71) of Haleyville, AL

The operator of the other Commercial Vehicle has been identified as Terry Beckner (57) of Bowling Green, KY.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Original News Release Below:


Two Killed in a Three Vehicle Collision on I-65

Date of News Release: 05/30/2012

(Bowling Green, KY.) -- On Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at 11:47 A.M., Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to the 19 mile point on I 65 regarding a three-vehicle two person fatal collision.

Preliminary investigation shows that a Ford F 250 pick up truck was traveling North in the far left hand lane when he made an abrupt lane change causing him to hit a tractor trailer in the center lane. The Ford F 250 then crossed into the far right lane striking a second oversized tractor trailer.

This collision caused the oversized tractor trailer to exit the right hand shoulder of the roadway. The Ford F 250 also exited the right hand shoulder of the roadway and struck a row of trees. The operator and passenger of the F-250 were pronounced dead on scene by the Warren County Coroner's Office.

The operator of the oversized tractor trailer was taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN; his injuries are unknown at this time.

The operator of the first tractor trailer was not injured.

The names of the parties involved are not being released at this time.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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