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Mon March 29, 2010
Visitation Monday For Mennonite Crash Victims
By Brenna Angel
MARROWBONE, Ky. -- – Visitation is set for Monday for many of the 11 victims of last week's fatal crash on I-65 in Hart County.
The wreck happened early Friday morning when the driver of a tractor trailer crossed the median and slammed head-on into a 15-passenger van.
The victims were members of the Esh family of the Mennonite community in Marrowbone, Kentucky. They have been identified as John and Sadie Esh; their three daughters Rose, Anna, and Rachel; Leroy and Naomi Esh and their 2-month-old son Jalen. Rachel Esh's fiance, Joel Gingrich, and family friend Ashlie Kramer also died in the crash.
The 11th victim was the tractor trailer driver. He has been identified as 45-year-old Ken Laymon of Alabama.
The Monday afternoon visitation for nine of the victims is expected to draw hundreds of people from across the country.