WHITESTOWN — Two women and an infant died and a semi-truck driver will face felony charges after a nine-vehicle crash Sunday morning on Interstate 65 in Boone County.
The driver of the semi, Matthew Lewis Small, 34, of Grandville, Mich., told police he was driving northbound on I-65 near the 129 mile-marker and looked away from the road to set his coffee mug down when he ran into slowing traffic, according to a release from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. Police believe Small collided with eight vehicles as he drove through the back-up.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office said Mariah Tomey, 21, Kaylee Kirk, 19, and Hadley Tomey, 1, died in the crash. All three victims resided in Lebanon.