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Amber Alert

Thursday, April 26, 2007

4 die in Kentucky truck-SUV collision

SPRINGFIELD, Ky. — A woman and three children were killed today when the sport-utility vehicle in which they were riding collided with a tractor-trailer truck on a Central Kentucky highway, officials said.

The SUV was headed south on Ky. 55 when it crossed the median and struck the truck, said Len Benedict, a deputy coroner in Washington County. The SUV caught fire and burned after the crash.

Officials will perform an autopsy tomorrow on the female driver of the SUV, Benedict said.

State police said the accident occurred around 8 a.m. EDT, less than a mile south of Springfield.

The woman is believed to be the mother of the three young children, 1- and 7-year-old girls and a 6-year-old boy, Benedict said.

Their names were not released.