LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB) — A roll-over crash that killed three members of a Louisville family returning home from Tennessee might have been caused by a blind spot, a family member says.
Ashley Catlett, who lost her father, stepmother and sister in crash, says their deaths”really haven’t sunk in yet.”
Authorities said the SUV carrying the Louisville family rolled over after being clipped by another vehicle Friday on a section of Interstate 75 in Whitley County near Kentucky’s border with Tennessee. The crashed backed up traffic for miles on the interstate.
Ashley Catlett lost her father, stepmother and younger sister. Those killed were: Ambeanna Catlett, 31; Savannah Catlett, 15; and 38-year old Brian Catlett.
“I never thought I’d lose my family at a young age, especially much less my sister,” Ashley Catlett said in an interview with WDRB News.
Her family was returning from a holiday trip to Gatlinburg, Tennesse when their red SUV was clipped by another truck and rolled over.
Her stepmother Ambeanna and her sister Savannah died at the scene. Her father Brian died at the hospital.
Ashley had stayed behind in Louisville at her father’s request.
“Im pregnant. Five and a half months pregnant and he didn’t feel it was safe just hiking and the atmosphere,” Catlett said.
It’s a reality she’s