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Father, 2 Children Killed In Hart County Crash

Posted: 11:28 AM, May 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-26 11:28:17-04

BONNIEVILLE, Ky. (WNKY) – A North Carolina father and two of his children were killed Saturday night in a wreck on Interstate Highway 65 south.

WNKY reports that Augustin Gonzalez, of Cary, N.C., was driving a Dodge Caravan with his three children in it when the van struck a wrecker on the interstate, Kentucky State Police Post 3 spokesman Trooper Jeremy Hodges said.

A non-injury collision was blocking the left lane of travel about 7:50 p.m. As a flatbed wrecker from Crosswinds Towing showed up to assist, the Gonzalez van struck the wrecker that had its yellow caution lights on, Hodges said. The wrecker driver, Jeffrey Watkins, 55, of Rockfield, was outside of the wrecker and was not injured.

Gonzalez was pronounced deceased on the scene.

Noelle Gonzalez, 6, was taken by ambulance to Caverna Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead by the Hart County Coroner. A second passenger, Gwendolyn Gonzalez, 2, was flown to a Louisville trauma center where she died. A third passenger, Nicholas C. Gonzalez, 8, was taken by ambulance to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. All occupants were restrained at the time of the collision.

The wreck remains under investigation.