Lexington car accident

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Published Monday, January 7, 2019

Six people were killed after a wrong-way driver reportedly hit an SUV on I-75 just outside Lexington.

Lexington police received a report of a white pickup truck driving in the wrong direction on I-75 north just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

A collision was reported around the 106-mile marker shortly after the initial report.

Investigators discovered that the pickup truck had hit an SUV head-on, causing the SUV to burst into flames.

Police said the driver of the truck and five people in the SUV all died in the collision.

The victims have been identified as a family of five from Northville, Michigan: Issam Abbas, 42, Rima Abbas, 38, Ali Abbas, 14, Isabella Abbas, 13, and Giselle Abbas, 7.

The driver of the truck was identified as Joey Lee Bailey, 41, of Georgetown.

The coroner's office believes Bailey was under the influence, but toxicology results are pending.

The Lexington Police Department is asking for help from anyone who may have seen the white pickup truck prior to the collision.
Source: DORRIS

Lexington car accident Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Green
Category: Transport
Response: None
Severity: Unknown
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 6

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