LEXINGTON, KY — Six people were killed in the early hours of January 6 morning here as part of a wrong-way crash on I-75, police confirmed.
Among them were Issam Abbas, Dr. Rima Abbas, and their three children.
According to a report from LEX 18 in Kentucky, the crash happened around 2:30 a.m. near the 107 mile marker.
The crash occurred when a white Chevy pickup truck heading south in the northbound lanes hit an SUV head-on, investigators said, leaving the truck badly damaged while the SUV caught fire.
The driver of the truck and all five people in the SUV were killed, police said.
Issam Abbas and his family lived in Northville, and he worked as a real estate broker. Dr. Rima Abbas worked for Beaumont Health and had a family practice in Garden City.
Following the crash, condolences from Metro Detroit residents were shared by the hundreds on Facebook as news began to circulate.
Lexington, Kentucky Police are asking local residents for any information on the white Chevy truck prior to the crash. Those with information are asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 859-258-3663.
A news report and footage of the aftermath of the crash from LEX 18 can be seen below (warning: may be disturbing to some viewers).