LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Officials say five people including three children have been killed in a head-on crash on a two-lane highway in northern Kentucky.

Independence Fire Chief Scott Breeze said the collision happened Thursday and involved two vehicles. He said the five killed were in one vehicle and a sixth person in the other vehicle was flown to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Kenton County Police Chief Spike Jones says police have determined that a Honda Pilot driven by 54-year-old Daniel Greis crossed the center line and struck a car being driven by 26-year-old Rodney Pollitt Jr. of Independence. Pollitt and his four passengers died at the scene. They included 27-year-old Samantha Malohn, 6-year-old Cailie Pollitt, 8-year-old Brenden Pollitt and 9-year-old Hailieann Pollitt, all of Dry Ridge.

Jones said the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.