UPDATE: Police: Mother-son Firefighters Hurt, Killed

By: Associated Press
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GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) -- A mother and her son, both firefighters, were responding to a vehicle blaze when a semitrailer slammed into a fire truck, killing the son and injuring the mother.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeff Gregory said Jonathan French died and his mother, Lisa French, was taken to a hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

The crash occurred in central Kentucky along Interstate 65 about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, about a mile north of Glendale.

The mother and son were getting equipment off the fire truck when it was hit.

Firefighting runs in the French family. Lisa French is the sister of the chief of the Glendale volunteer fire department.

Police say firefighters had been called to a vehicle fire on the interstate's shoulder.

No charges have been filed.


-- Authorities say fatal crash involving a tractor-trailer and a fire truck has closed the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 in central Kentucky.

The Kentucky Transportation Department says the crash occurred about 4 a.m. Wednesday, and the southbound lanes of the interstate would be closed at mile marker 91 in Hardin County until midmorning.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeff Gregory says one person was killed and one person suffered serious injuries in the crash.

Gregory said the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department was fighting a car blaze at mile marker 87 when the accident occurred. He declined to say whether the victims were firefighters.

Authorities say motorists are being detoured to U.S. 31W.

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