A family of 5 was killed in what is believed to be a wrong-way crash involving a drunk driver

  • A Michigan family of five was killed in a car accident in Kentucky early Sunday morning, according to the Lexington Police Department.
  • The family’s SUV was struck by a pickup truck that was travelling the wrong way down I-75, according to the news release.
  • The Fayette County coroner believes the truck driver was under the influence at the time, per NBC News.
  • NBC News also reports that the family was driving home from a vacation in Florida.

A Michigan family of five was killed in a car accident in Kentucky, early Sunday morning, according to the Lexington Police Department.

The family’s SUV was struck by a pickup truck that was travelling the wrong way down the northbound lane of I-75, according to the news release. Per the release, an investigation found that the cars caught fire upon collision, killing the family of five and the driver of the pickup truck, a 41-year-old man.

According to NBC News the family of five – Dr. Rima Abbas, 38, her and husband Issam Abbas, 42, and their children Ali, 14; Isabella, 13; and Giselle, 7, – were travelling home to Michigan from a family vacation in Florida when the crash happened.

The Fayette County Coroner believes the truck driver was under the influence at the time, per NBC News.

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Online, people – including community officials and friends – are mourning the Abbas family.

“Such a terrible and tragic loss, our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy and our thoughts and prayers are with those grieving the loss of Issam Abbas, Dr. Rima Abbas and their children Ali, Isabelle, and Giselle,” the ACC Arab American and Chaldean Council said in a statement on Facebook.

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