A suspected drunk driver killed himself and a family of five returning from their Christmas holiday after ploughing into their car while he was travelling in the wrong direction on a Kentucky highway.
Dr Rima Abbas, 38, along with her husband Issam Abbas, 42, and children Ali, 14, Isabella, 13, and seven-year-old Giselle, died when Joey Lee Bailey’s picked truck hit them on the I-75 highway in Kentucky at around 2.30am on Sunday.
The family, from Northville, Michigan, were heading home from their Christmas holiday – according to reports in the Detroit Free Press.
Bailey, of Georgetown, Kentucky, is suspected of driving under the influence though the results of toxicology tests have yet to be released.
Police received a number of calls about a pickup truck travelling south on the northbound carriageway of the I-75 but by the time officers arrived they discovered the wreck of the Abbas family car and Bailey’s white Chevy truck.
The northbound lanes were closed for hours as an accident reconstruction team investigated the crash. They have since reopened, according to Lex 18.