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UPDATE: 11 year-old boy among accident fatalities

Mike Scogin Georgetown News-Graphic

UPDATE: An 11-year-old boy was among the two fatalities yesterday in a seven-car pileup on I-64.Brody Banek, 11, of South Bend, Ind. and his aunt Donna Banek, 48 of Lexington died when they slowed down for another accident ahead and were struck from behind by a box truck driven by Evan M. Barnett slammed into their vehicle at a high rate of speed, according to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.“The impact of the collision is believed to have killed the victims immediately in the passenger car,” said the sheriff’s office. “The driver of the box truck was believed to have been under the influence of drugs at the time of the collision as well as distracted by a mobile device.“Toxicology reports are pending, but the driver made admissions to investigators about earlier use of controlled subst… Read more

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