Man and child victims of fatal crash in Hopkins County


HOPKINS CO, Ky (WEHT) – The southbound lanes of I-69 were closed for about four hours Thursday after a fatal two vehicle crash near the 91-mile marker.

Deputies with the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene just before 5 p.m. When they arrived, they found both vehicles in the southbound lanes.

Witnesses tell police a passenger car had been heading north before veering off the inside shoulder into the median. They say the driver then overcorrected back into the northbound lane and lost control before traveling back across the median into the southbound lane and hitting a pick-up truck.

The driver of the truck was taken to a hospital in Nashville and is listed in stable condition.

The driver of the passenger car and a child were flown to a hospital. They are reported to be in stable condition.

Jacob Jarred, 31, of Dresden, TN, and another child in the passenger car were pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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