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FAMILY OF 5 KILLED IN FIERY CRASH IN KENTUCKY SUNDAY

Kentucky Authorities say that a suspected drunk driver going the wrong way on Interstate 75 struck a vehicle carrying five family members and killing all six people involved. The southbound pickup truck being driven in the northbound lanes struck the family’s sports utility vehicle at 2:30 AM in Lexington. The SUV caught fire and all five occupants of that vehicle died, along with the pickup’s driver. The family from Northville, Michigan, was returning from a vacation in Florida. A coroner’s statement identified the family members as Issam Abbas, 42 and Rima Abbas, 38, along with their children, a boy Ali Abbas, 14; and girls Isabella Abbas, 13, and Giselle Abbas, 7. The driver of the white pickup was identified as 41-year-old Joey Lee Bailey of Georgetown. The coroner’s statement says authorities believe Bailey was driving under the influence and that toxicology tests were planned. The interstate was shut for hours as the accident investigation opened.

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1 Response

  1. Lisa

    Joey Lee’s legacy will live on forever. He created this unfathomable tragedy and the ripple affect of the loss of this family. His decision to drink until he was stupid drunk and then drive will impact so many for a long, long time. Sorry he did not live, to have to live with his incredibly selfish and thoughtless choice. This should be a cautionary tale for anyone like him. Get help or stay off the roads.

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