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KSP Investigates Quadruple Fatality Collision on Interstate 69
One Other Transported to Hospital for Injuries

Date of News Release: 12/10/2016

Update: All occupants of both vehicles have been identified and next of kin contacted. The driver of the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro was Thomas B. Hughes, 66, Princeton, KY. The driver of the 2014 Ford Explorer was Raymond C. Vilvens, 73, Batavia, OH. The two passengers in the Ford were Carolyn J. Vilvens, 69, Batavia, OH, and Linda S. Franz, 65, Milford, OH. A third passenger in the Ford was Mary A. Vilvens, 69, Fayetteville, OH. Mary Vilvens was air lifted to Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, IN, were she was listed in critical condition.

Princeton, KY December 10, 2016) – The Kentucky State Police are investigating a two vehicle quadruple fatal collision that occurred on Interstate 69 at the 79 mm in Caldwell County at approximately 10:54 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro was traveling northbound on Interstate 69 and for unknown reasons, lost control of the vehicle. The Camaro then crossed the median entering the northbound lane of traffic where it collided into a 2014 Ford Explorer. The driver of the Camaro along with the driver and two passengers of the Explorer were all pronounced deceased at the scene by the Caldwell County Coroner. One occupant of the Explorer was transported by Air Evac Life Team to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN, and is listed in critical condition.

The investigation is ongoing and the names of the occupants involved in the collision will be released after notification has been made to family members.

Princeton Fire Department, Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, Princeton Police Department, Kentucky Highway Department, Caldwell County EMS, and Air Evac assisted at the scene.

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