UPDATE: 3 Dead in 3-Vehicle Crash on Interstate 24

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Kentucky State Police is investigating a three-vehicle, triple fatality collision that occurred on Interstate 24, at the 93 mile-marker near Kentucky-Tennessee state line, on Friday at approximately 11:21 a.m.

KSP says the preliminary investigation revealed Michael Mahan, 38 of Trenton, GA, was operating a 1996 Toyota Camry westbound on I-24. His two daughters, Meagan Mahan, 11, and Savanah Mahan, 16, were passengers in the vehicle.

Richard Dooley, age unknown of Arlington, VA, was operating a U-Haul truck eastbound on I-24. His wife, Lisa Larimer, 43, and their two daughters, Ariel Dooley, 7, and Sierra Dooley, 6, were traveling behind him in a 2003 Toyota Rav 4.

For an undetermined reason, Mahan's vehicle crossed the median and entered the eastbound lanes of travel where it struck the U-Haul.

Mahan's vehicle then struck the Rav 4.

Meagan Mahan was pronounced dead at the scene by Christian County Deputy Coroner Mike Stokes.

Michael Mahan and Savanah Mahan were transported via ambulance to Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville where Michael Mahan succumbed to his injuries.

Savanah Mahan was then transferred to Vanderbilt in Nashville where she succumbed to her injuries.

Lisa Larimer, Ariel Dooley, and Sierra Dooley were transported via ambulance to the Gateway Medical Center for treatment.

KSP says Larimer is listed in stable condition. Ariel and Sierra Dooley are both listed in stable, but critical condition. Richard Dooley was not injured.

Troopers say Lisa Larimer was wearing a seat belt. Ariel and Sierra Dooley were restrained in child safety seats. It is unknown at the present time if the other four subjects involved were using restraints.

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