Kentucky State Police are investigating a three-vehicle deadly collision on Interstate 24, at the 93 mile-marker (Kentucky-Tennessee state line). It happened on Friday at approximately 11:20 a.m.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Michael Mahan, 38 of Flat Rock, Ala., was driving a 1996 Toyota Camry westbound on I-24. His two daughters, Meagan Mahan, 11, and Savanah Mahan, 16, were passengers in the vehicle.
Richard Dooley of Arlington, Virginia, was driving a U-Haul truck eastbound on I-24. His wife, Lisa Larimer, 43, and their two daughters, Ariel Dooley, 7, and Sierra Dooley, 6, were traveling behind him in a 2003 Toyota Matrix.
For an unknown reason, Mahan's vehicle crossed the median into the eastbound lanes of where it collided with the U-Haul. Mahan's vehicle then collided with the Toyota Matrix.
Meagan Mahan was pronounced dead at the scene by Christian County Deputy Coroner Mike Stokes.
Michael Mahan and Savanah Mahan were taken via ambulance to Gateway Medical Center where Mr. Mahan died from his injuries.
Savanah Mahan was transferred to Vanderbilt where she died from her injuries.
Lisa Larimer, Ariel Dooley, and Sierra Dooley were transported via ambulance to the Gateway Medical Center for treatment.
Lisa Larimer was listed in stable condition. Ariel and Sierra Dooley were both listed in stable, but critical condition. Richard Dooley was not injured.
Lisa Larimer was wearing a seatbelt. Ariel and Sierra Dooley were restrained in child safety seats. It is unknown if the other's were using seat belts.
The investigation is continuing by KSP and collision reconstructionists Tpr. The Christian County Sheriff's Department, Oak Grove EMS, Clarksville Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the Christian County Coroner's Office assisted at the scene.