Campbell County investigators released new information on a four-vehicle crash that blocked the AA Highway on Thursday morning and sent three people to the hospital with serious injuries.
The crash happened at 7 a.m. just north of Glenridge.
The preliminary investigation indicated that a tractor trailer driven by Albert Woodard of West Terre Haute, Indiana was traveling northbound on AA Highway in the high speed lane and caught up to a red Chevrolet Malibu in front of him driven by Kathleen B. Markus of Alexandria, Kentucky. Woodard began to change lanes to the slow speed lane and struck a green Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Paul Reis of California, Kentucky. Reis lost control of his vehicle, crossed in front of the tractor-trailer, hit Markus's car, then crossed the median into the path of the black BMW driven by Tafari Love of Cincinnati, Ohio that was traveling southbound on the AA Highway in the high speed lane.
Reis was thrown from his vehicle. Love, his passenger Kim Noble of Cold Spring, Kentucky along with Reis were transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with serious injuries. Markus was checked by the Alexandria Life Squad and refused transportation to the hospital. Woodard was not injured.
The AA highway was closed for five hours while police investigated. They are still determining whether any charges will be filed.
Police are still looking for anyone that may have witnessed the accident this morning. Anyone that did see something is being asked to contact this agency at 859-441-6289. They can ask for Officer Hyett at extension 218 or Detective Ratcliff at extension 212.