ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WKOW) -- Six people from Wisconsin died in a traffic crash as they drove home from Florida on Saturday.
Police say the family was on a Kentucky highway when a semi rear-ended their SUV, which burst into flames and then hit another car.
Four adults and two foster children in the family were killed; James Gollnow, his wife Barbara, Marion Champnise and Sabrina Gollnow.
In their hometown this weekend, neighbors remembered the friends they lost.
"They'd go down to one of our local establishments, take the kids down for steaks on a Saturday night, they were nice hard-working people," says Rhonda Vanhandel. "I saw the kids get on the bus just down the road here everyday, and it was really sad to hear what happened to them."
Two other foster children in the car are hospitalized with serious injuries but are expected to survive.
ELIZABETHTOWN, Kentucky (WKOW) -- Six members of a Wisconsin family have died.
Police say a tractor-trailer rear-ended the family's SUV, which then burst into flames.
Master Trooper Norman Chaffins says the wreck happened after 11 a.m. Saturday on northbound Interstate 65, about 56 miles south of Louisville.
The family is from Marion. They were traveling northbound on Interstate 65 near Elizabethtown. Those killed were James Gollnow, his wife Barbara, Marion Champnise, Sabrina Gollnow and two foster children.
The two survivors were also foster children. They were both transported to hospitals in Lexington, Kentucky for a broken spine, as well as burns and cuts. But, their injuries are not life threatening.
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