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UPDATE: Four Children Killed In Fiery Crash In Wayne County

CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind. — Four children killed in a fiery crash in Wayne County Thursday.

Anesa Acosta, 15 , Quintin McGowan, 13, Brekkin Bruce, 8, and Trentin Bruce, 6, were all killed when a semi slammed into the back of the car they were riding in — and was sandwiched into the back of another semi in front of them.

State police say the semi driven by Cory Withrow didn’t slow down in time coming up on a construction zone. The driver of the car the kids were riding in was pulled from the flames and is recovering at the hospital.

Withrow is in the Wayne County jail charged with reckless homicide and operating while intoxicated. Investigators say Withrow was on drugs at the time of the crash.

Original Story:

CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind. — “Multiple fatalities” in a fiery crash involving two semi-trucks along I-70 in Wayne County on Thursday.

The crash shut the interstate down for several hours and state police are not saying exactly how many people were killed. But, they say one of the semi-trucks was coming up on slower traffic and merged into the passing lane near a construction zone.

“The Kenworth failed to slow down and hit a Chevrolet passenger car in the rear that was slowed in the right lane, pushing it forward into the left rear corner of a semi-trailer which was also in the right lane directly in front of the passenger car,” said Sgt. John Bowling with Indiana State Police.

Bowling said the first semi continued pushing the passenger car into the left lane and eventually off onto the berm of the left lane where the two vehicles caught fire.

A passerby was able to pull the driver of the passenger car out of the vehicle, but none of his passengers,” Bowling said. “The driver of the passenger car was transported to a hospital in Indianapolis with severe injuries.”

The driver of the truck that caused the crash was able to escape with minor injuries.

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