Portion of I-64 shut down due to semi accident in Gibson Co. - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Officials release name of 11-year-old killed in I-64 accident

The scene on I-64 just east of Highway 41 on Monday afternoon. The scene on I-64 just east of Highway 41 on Monday afternoon.

On Tuesday morning, Gibson County Sheriff George Ballard confirmed that 11-year-old Katy Lewis died as a result of injuries suffered in a wreck on I-64.

She apparently was suffering from internal bleeding and died during surgery.

A stretch of Interstate was closed for hours, Monday night, after the wreck involving three semi-trucks and a passenger vehicle.

Katy's father, Brian Lewis remains in the hospital with injuries to both his legs. He was driving their 2001 Black Saturn. Katherin Leanne Lewis and Cynthia Lewis were also passengers in that vehicle.

The driver of one of the semis, Kenneth Mason, suffered serious injuries in the wreck as well. He has a broken neck and a broken foot.

Crews from a handful of departments worked for more than two hours to free one of four people trapped in a passenger car.
Deputies say the white Schnucks truck lost control and went through the median, and jackknifed into one of the semis. The Saturn was not able to stop in time and collided with the rear of one of the semis. Moments later the third semi also crashed into the wreck.
No word on what caused the crash, but Ballard says rainy conditions did play a factor in the rescue process.

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