LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – We’re still working to find out why a woman was driving the wrong way this past weekend on I-75.
The crash happened a little before 12:30 Saturday afternoon at the 104-mile marker.
According to the Fayette County coroner, 38-year-old Jamaica Caudill was driving the wrong way when her car collided head-on with another car carrying a family of five.
Caudill died at the scene.
We’re told 30-year-old Catherine Greene and her four children were killed in the crash.
We spoke to retired Lexington police officer Don Evans about the investigation process in a fatal crash like this one. He says investigators will try to look at the black boxes found in most cars. He says they can tell them information like how fast cars were going.
However, Evans says it could take weeks to get that information from manufacturers.
“Each manufacture has its own format, it’s own system it’s not standardized,” Evans said. “So, you might need a separate cable to download Ford versus Chevy, different software. Some of it is impossible to get into because that info isn’t there for police and investigators it’s there for the manufacturers.”
We’ll update you once we learn more about the ongoing investigation.