Bowling Green, KY Seven Die In Highway Crash, Jan 1982


Bowling Green, Ky. - A piece of metal lying on an interstate highway set off a chain-reaction crash that killed a family of six and another woman.
One southbound car had already hit the pole-like piece of metal and pulled over with a flat tire Monday when a tractor-trailer also ran into the object. Its driver lost control and the truck veered across the median into the northbound lanes, where it struck a sport-utility vehicle and minivan.
A family of six from Madison, Ind., died in the collision in northern Warren County, about 100 miles south of Louisville. All were ejected from the sport-utility vehicle.
The family was returning to Indiana after visiting friends in Alabama.
Killed were:
his wife, ROBYN JONES, 29.
their 6-year-old son, DYLAN JONES.
and MRS. JONES' children, 11 year-old SUZETTE GARCIA, and ERNIE GARCIA and ZACHARY GARCIA, who were both 10 but were not twins.
The driver of the van, ROXANNA JAKOB, 59, of Chattanooga, Tenn., also died, Deputy Coroner Dwayne Lawrence said. Her husband, HERB JAKOB, 61, was in stable condition at The Medical Center in Bowling Green.

Indiana Gazette Pennsylvania 1982-01-11